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Pharr police launch anti-drunken driving campaign 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, December 18 2020 Dec 18, 2020 December 18, 2020 6:38 AM December 18, 2020 in News - Local

This holiday season, the Pharr Police Department is starting a campaign called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" in an effort to remind everyone about the dangers of drunken driving.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Mendoza said driving while intoxicated has serious consequences. 

"In reference to a DWI charge, that is a Class B in most cases. And everything would be handled through the city of Pharr Municipal Court," Mendoza said. "All I can say is: I can't stress it enough just be patient on the roadways. Don't drink and drive. Give yourself some extra time to get where you are going this holiday season."

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises people to have a plan. 

Before drinking, plan a safe and sober ride home.

Don't let someone get behind the wheel if that person has been drinking.

If you're hosting a gathering, make sure everyone has a sober ride home.

Always wear your seat belt. It's your best defense against impaired drivers.

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Correction: This story misstated the name of the campaign. It is: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," not "Drive Sober Get Pulled Over." This story also misstated the name of the federal agency. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, not the National High Traffic Safety Administration.

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