More officers will be patrolling the Front Royal area for impaired drivers this holiday weekend, according to a press release.
Here's the press release:
Front Royal Police Department to conduct saturation patrols during July 4th weekend
Chief Richard H. Furr announces that there will be extra officers on patrol during the July 4th weekend in an effort to curb impaired driving.
"Driving while drunk isn't worth the tremendous risk. No matter your age, if you've had too much to drink, you'd better find a safe and sober ride home or your chances of arrest are high," said Chief Furr. "Extra officers will be out during the entire weekend and are trained in detecting the impaired driver. It's not worth the risk if you are driving while impaired.
There is a greater potential for being involved in a crash and injuring not only yourself, but others on the roadway as well" adds Chief Furr. "Our motto here at the department is "NO EXCUSES, NO EXCEPTIONS", if you are caught while driving under the influence, you will be arrested" Furr states.
Traffic Enforcement Officer Donald Orye adds "Too many people still fail to understand that alcohol and driving don't mix. Impaired driving is no accident--nor is it a victimless crime. It's vitally important that we bring this tragic situation to an end. If you want to have a good time at a social event this weekend, make other arrangements to have either a designated driver or alternative transportation to get home."
Orye also states "An arrest for driving while intoxicated will lead to high fines, license suspension, and jail time. This does not include the embarrassment of being arrested, legal fees, higher insurance premiums, and other expenses that can be included."