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For Immediate Release

Moscow Police Department Participates in Impaired Driving Mobilization

June 25, 2018 (Moscow, Idaho) -- From June 29th until July 8th, the Moscow Police Department will be teaming up with the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety in an Impaired Driving Mobilization. During this "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" mobilization, there will be extra patrols on the roads, looking for impaired drivers.

Additionally, during the July 4th Independence Day Holiday, the Moscow Police Department and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urge drivers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening, reminding those who plan on drinking,to plan on not driving.

Remember these tips for a safe night on the roads:

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride sharing service to get home safely.

Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. Available on Google Play for Android devices and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices.

If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.  This Fourth of July, commit to only driving 100-percent sober. Don’t lose your independence on Independence Day, and don’t be a deadly risk to yourself and other innocent people. Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


Story Contact: Josh Thueson, MPD Officer
Phone: 208-883-7153

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City of Moscow

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Moscow, ID 83843
Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor
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