Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputies are participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign starting today through the Labor Day weekend ending Sep. 3.
"With the Labor Day holiday approaching, millions of Americans will take to the roads," said Sheriff Bill Cameron. "Across the country folks are enjoying time-honored traditions like office parties with colleagues, visits with friends, trips home to celebrate with family or staying in the area driving to our many beaches and parks. But wherever our Labor Day traditions take us, driving sober must be part of the plan."
Each year nearly 11,000 people die on the road nationally due to drunk driving.
"In order to stop this deadly epidemic, our CCSO deputies and Traffic Safety Team members will be out in full force Aug. 16 to Sept. 3 looking for drunk or impaired drivers," he said.