Thanksgiving and holiday parties DUI enforcement

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    The Pagosa Springs Police Department is participating in the upcoming 2012 High Visibility Impaired Driving Enforcement (HVIDE) campaigns.

    Enforcement period for the Thanksgiving holiday is Nov. 20-26.  The enforcement period for the Holiday Parties campaign is Nov. 30 through Dec. 10.

    Officers will be designated as DUI enforcement units, targeting alcohol-related driving offenses.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes — one every 51 minutes.

    The Pagosa Springs Police Department wants to remind everyone that if they observe a driver they believe to be impaired, to please contact the Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Center at 731-2160 or dial 911.