Berrien County launches Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is launching a Halloween Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign.

This campaign will take place from October 30 to October 31.

To help spread the message that buzzed driving is drunk driving, U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has teamed up with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office to remind everyone the dangers of drunk driving.

Sheriff L. Paul Bailey explains his hopes of keeping everyone safe on the night of Halloween.

“With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, we’re certain to see extra parties throughout the weekend, and every single partygoer should plan their sober ride home in advance,” said Sheriff Baily. “Even one drink can impair judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the selfish choice to drink and drive. Even one drink can be too many. Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

If you are caught drinking and driving, you could face jail time, lose your driver’s license and your vehicle, and pay up to $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, car towing, higher insurance rates, and lost wages.

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