Police department announces St. Patrick’s Day DUI campaign

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    By Chief William Rockensock
    Special to The SUN

    The Pagosa Springs Police Department is participating in the upcoming 2013 High Visibility Impaired Driving Enforcement (HVIDE) campaigns.

    Enforcement period for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration is March 15 through March 18. 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, please contact the Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Center at 731-2160 or dial 911.