Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
East Bridgewater Police Participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Scott Allen announces that the East Bridgewater Police Department will be increasing the number of patrols on local roads as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
The initiative is funded through a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division and will continue through the holiday season.
Police urge motorists to be mindful of the responsibility they have to protect the safety of their fellow drivers — as well as the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians — to stay off the road if they are impaired.
East Bridgewater Police will have several officers on the lookout for impaired and reckless drivers. Everyone is reminded to never get behind the wheel if they have been drinking and to never get into a vehicle if the driver is impaired.
“Our officers will be aggressively looking for drivers that are impaired by alcohol and drugs, including marijuana,” Chief Allen said. “There is never any excuse to get behind the wheel when impaired. Between family, friends, taxis and ride-sharing apps, someone will likely always be available to get you home safely.”
According to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, 119 people died last year due to drunk driving in Massachusetts. Marijuana or marijuana-type drugs were the most prevalent types of drugs found in drivers killed in crashes in Massachusetts from 2011 to 2015.
The East Bridgewater Police Department is joining more than 200 local law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, as well as the Massachusetts State Police, by enhancing its efforts to keep impaired drivers off the road.
If you are charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will lose your license and could face jail time and incur the cost of additional fines and expenses.