Drunken drivers, beware. The South Carolina Department of Highway Patrol is beginning its annual Sober or Slammer campaign today.
"More than 30 officers from local police and sheriffs' departments joined S.C. Highway Patrol officers to introduce a new commercial aimed at reminding people how deadly drunken driving can be," according to news reports.
"South Carolina ranks third in the nation in the number of traffic fatalities caused by drunken driving. In 2009, alcohol-impaired drivers killed 377 people in the state," troopers told news reports.
The Sober or Slammer campaign will feature a two-part commercial and increased patrols and highway checkpoints.
As a Charleston personal injury lawyer , I'm glad to see that people are pay attention to the risk of repetitive drinking and driving. I hope this campaign deters more drivers from drinking and driving. Drinking and driving not only puts the driver's life at risk, but also everyone around them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston.