The Boston Car Accident attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman wish you a safe and enjoyable New Year. Please celebrate responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
News22 reports that Northampton police will be out in force, as police departments throughout the state join the Massachusetts State Police in cracking down on drunk drivers.
“There’s a drunk driving ‘Over the Limit, Under Arrest’ campaign going on,” said Lt. John Healey. “This weekend, we’ll have 20 extra patrols out throughout the area, looking for drunk drivers.”
The Swampscott Reporter notes that 230 Massachusetts law enforcement agencies will be participating in the “Over the Limit. Under Arrest” campaign through the weekend.
Authorities point to the effort as aiding in the reduction of Massachusetts drunk driving accidents in recent years. In 2004, a total of 169 motorists were killed in drunk driving accidents in the state, compared to 124 in 2008.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports someone is killed in a drunk driving accident every 50 minutes.
Please be responsible this weekend. Designate a driver. Call a cab. Stay with a friend. Find a safe ride home. But don’t drink and drive.
If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver in Massachusetts, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.