PennDOT in Clearfield urging drivers not to drive impaired

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PennDOT in Clearfield are urging drivers not to drive impaired during the Thanksgiving holiday as part of the Thanksgiving Eve DUI enforcement wave taking place tomorrow.

“More people travel for Thanksgiving than any other Holiday, and law enforcement across the state has the responsibility of trying to keep them safe,” said PennDOT District Executive Karen Michael. “They’ll be on the lookout for anyone who makes that bad choice to drive drunk because it puts everyone traveling for the holiday in danger.”

The event held on Lock Haven University’s Clearfield Campus gave attendees information on the legal and social consequences of driving under the influence (DUI).

They also had the chance to operate the impaired/distracted driving simulator sponsored by State Farm Insurance and UPMC in Erie and to participate in mock sobriety checks while wearing alcohol impairment simulation goggles.

Law enforcement officers statewide will be conducting DUI patrols, sobriety checkpoints and other high visibility enforcement efforts to discourage impaired driving. They will also be participating in the Click It or Ticket “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcement effort from now through December 2.

For more information on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving and the importance of buckling up, visit penndot.gov/safety and https://padui.org/.

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