Jim Dodson Law Supports Crackdown to Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities in
Attorney Jim Dodson Joins Largo PD in National Campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
Clearwater, FL, August 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- From now until Sept 2., police will be cracking down on
impaired drivers as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative. Largo Police
Department will participate in the campaign to decrease the heightened number of injuries and fatalities
caused by drunk driving accidents during Labor Day weekend.
Intoxicated motorists kill a person every 51 minutes in the U.S. According the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed every year by drivers who are under
the influence. Over 400 of those deaths occur on Labor Day weekend, making it the second deadliest time
of the year to be on the roadways.
During holiday weekends, studies show drug and alcohol-related crashes increase by 15 percent. Law
enforcement officials say the rise in wrecks is not a surprise due to more people traveling and more of
those drivers being on drugs or alcohol.
“We are arresting more impaired motorists every year, especially on holidays like Labor Day. Driving
under the influence is a terrible idea. We will be out in full force aggressively looking for DUI drivers. If
you are driving intoxicated, we will arrest you,” said Largo PD Sergeant George Edmiston.
“Drunk or impaired driving is a completely voluntary and preventable act. Not only is it a crime, but an
impaired motorist unfairly puts every other motorist on the road at risk. If anyone plans to drink over the
weekend or anytime, make arrangements for a designated driver. Let's make this holiday weekend a safe
and happy one for everyone,” said Clearwater Accident Attorney Jim Dodson.
For more information on the dangers of impaired driving, please visit
Clearwater personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Jim Dodson supports enhanced enforcement of
drunk driving arrests over the Labor Day weekend. Attorney Dodson has seen the devastating effects of
alcohol in his 25 years of representing victims and families who were injured or killed by drunk and
As Co-Chairman of the Pinellas County MADD Advisory Board, Jim works hard to support the
organization's effort to eliminate drunken and impaired driving by assisting in MADD fund raising
events, providing links to MADD resources on jimdodsonlaw.com as well as producing educational
videos to raise public awareness of the preventable tragedy of drunk driving.
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