James M. Spinney, Chief of Police
2 Olde North Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Chelmsford Police Department Announces “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Mobilization
CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney announces that the Chelmsford Police Department will be joining numerous other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving, from December 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015, as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.
The mobilization is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.
Chelmsford officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers on the roadways. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend, and four times as many occur at night, particular attention will be paid to these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on the roads.
Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. Too many motorists and pedestrians have been injured and killed in impaired driving crashes in Massachusetts. Moreover, it’s predictable but fact, the number of drivers operating under the influence increases during the holiday period.
The Chelmsford Police Department urges all motorists to follow the rules of the road, and not drive while impaired. The message is simple, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”