Aug 15, 2014 10:40 AM by Joanna Wise

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign starts this weekend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- Colorado Springs police are getting ready for a crackdown on drunk driving.

Officers will participate in the the national 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign.

22 officers will work a total of 125 hours over the next three weekends.

The goal is to get impaired drivers off the streets. the city got a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation in order to fund the extra officers.

According to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles, penalties for a DUI First Offense include: losing your license for nine months; a $600-$1,000 fine; up to one year in jail; up to 96 hours of community service; along with alcohol education courses. Jail time is also a possibility.

The crackdown ends on September 1.



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