Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over
St. Mary Parish Blaise Smith announced plans for the 𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧 𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙋𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙊𝙫𝙚𝙧 campaign which runs from August 18-September 4, 2023. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission coordinate and fund the campaign.
Throughout the 𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧 𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙋𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙊𝙫𝙚𝙧 campaign, the SMPSO will cooperate with local agencies to conduct DUI checkpoints. Additional deputies will also be assigned to patrol efforts to target impaired drivers and help keep motorists safe.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people each year, on average.
Sheriff Blaise Smith reminds everyone to plan to get home safely before deciding to drink. NEVER drive if you have had anything to drink containing alcohol.
Also, remember that driving under the influence of illegal narcotics can also lead to a DWI arrest. In fact, some legal medications can impair your ability to drive. Always read the warnings and instructions on your prescriptions as well as over-the-counter medications.
𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙛 𝙎𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙩. 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚.
Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office