Flathead County Coverage

Dec 17, 2012 9:59 AM by Tara Oster - KAJ News

Flathead County steps up holiday patrols

KALISPELL - Law enforcement officers are gearing for the holidays as people are getting ready to celebrate in the Flathead, to make sure that folks don't drink and drive.

The Flathead County Sheriff's Office will step up their patrols until January 1st of the year in an effort to stop drunk driving during the holidays.

"We'll be concentrating on keeping impaired drivers off the road, deterring speeding and encouraging the proper use of safety belts and child restraints," said Sheriff Chuck Curry "This is a time of year with many parties and lots of merriment, but there is nothing to celebrate if you get a DUI, crash your vehicle, or injure or kill someone."

Deputies will be on the lookout for unsafe driving to help make Montana's roadways safer during the holidays.

The Sheriff's Office also wants to remind folks that buzzed driving is drunk driving, and that holiday revelers should make sure to have a designated driver lined up.

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