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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

2010 Holiday Crackdown

November 29 - January 3

Last December, 753 Americans were killed in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest is a nationwide campaign aimed to prevent similar tragedies through a combination of high visibility law enforcement and public education.

GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices work closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), law enforcement and other highway safety partners to execute the program. This year, a few states are using NHTSA's “No Refusal Weekend” tool kit to help law enforcement officials work with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain “blood draw warrants” for drivers who refuse breathalyzer testing. This helps ensure prosecutors obtain the evidence needed to effectively pursue cases involving alleged impaired driving.

Specific state enforcement and education efforts are listed below. For more information on a particular state, contact the state's media contact. State drunk driving laws and additional resources are available on the Drunk Driving Laws page. General information about the campaign is at www.stopimpaireddriving.org.