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Police cracking down on impaired driving for the weekend

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - 

Drive sober or get pulled over! Police in the area are in full force this holiday weekend as college football season starts up.

Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year for impaired driving according to police. This is in part due to increased travel.

But this year with the first Notre Dame home game of the season falling on the holiday weekend, police say to expect more sobriety checkpoints and patrols.

Officers are trained to spot impaired drivers. They will have zero tolerance for impaired drivers as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

An arrest for impaired driving means a revoked driver’s license and an average of $10,000 in fines and fees. That covers car towing and repair and court costs.

Police encourage using local transportation options or assigning a designated driver if tailgating.

They are also encouraging people to report impaired drivers on the roads. Police say to call 911 if you see an impaired driver.

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