Police ready to crackdown on drunk driving during Labor Day weekend

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Drive sober or get pulled over.

The feds and police across the country are preparing to launch a drunk driving crackdown.

The national crackdown starts Friday and runs through Labor Day weekend.

Police will "aggressively" target people who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking.

More than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2012.

"This isn't a mistake,” said David Friedman, of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “This isn't a misjudgment. This is a reckless decision. And it represents a total disregard for their safety and the safety of the people on the roads they share."

DUI's cost the economy roughly $47 billion a year.

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