Sobriety Checkpoints to Continue

Date of Press Release: 
Fri, 12/18/2009
Press Release By: 
Captain Kevin Foster

11,773 people lost their lives nationwide in 2008 as a result of drunk driving. Thousands more were seriously injured and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property damage was caused as a result of drunk driving. Most of us would find those statistics sobering but unfortunately many people will have too much holiday cheer this year and then choose to get behind the wheel.

The Norman Police Department would once again like to remind everyone that driving drunk is not worth the deadly risks and costly consequences. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for DUI can be significant. Violators face jail time, loss of their license, higher insurance premiums, attorney’s fees, time away from work, and countless other expenses.

The Norman Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season so we will once again be conducting various sobriety checkpoints around the city throughout the holiday season and into next year. If you are planning to drink, please do it responsibly and do not get behind the wheel. There will be a large number of officers patrolling the streets dedicated to getting drunk drivers off the road.