DUI enforcement units to target impaired drivers

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By Chief William Rockensock
Special to The SUN

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

Enforcement periods for the New Years Eve holiday are Dec. 28 through Jan. 2.

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, they should contact the Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Center at 731-2160 or dial 911.