The SAFE Delaware County Coalition will kick off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign on Friday, Aug. 27 starting at 1pm at Concord Township Fire Station located at 7990 Dublin Road, Delaware, OH.
This year’s event will feature Delaware County resident, Rob Nicolosi, who will share his perspective on impaired drivers after 20 years of sobriety. Lt. Eric Caudill of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Delaware Post and Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel will also speak on the enforcement aspect of drunk driving.
The enforcement campaign coincides with the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk-driving fatalities. State and local law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping-up enforcement to put an end to drunk driving, showing zero tolerance to save lives.
So far this year, alcohol impairment has been responsible for five of the six traffic deaths in Delaware County. In 2020, 25% of traffic fatalities were due to driver impairment involving drugs and/or alcohol.
Members of the media along with SAFE Coalition members, law enforcement representatives and county officials are invited to attend the kick-off event.