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DUI Checkpoints Planned During the Holidays

Florida state troopers plan a special enforcement to crack down on impaired motorists who may be out celebrating the holidays and drive while intoxicated.

Think again before you celebrate the holidays with another glass of eggnog or other alcoholic drink.

Florida state troopers launch "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" from Dec. 12-Jan. 1, with the aim to stop impaired drivers who pose a risk on the road. DUI checkpoints and heaver enforcement are planned.

"Officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired," according to a press release.

"If you are caught drinking and driving impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses," said Lora Hollingsworth, FDOT Chief Safety Officer.

During 2011, there were 920 alcohol related/suspected fatalities in Florida resulting from motor vehicle traffic crashes.

The holiday season is a particularly dangerous time. Nationally, in December, approximately 30 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involve alcohol-impaired drivers.

It is illegal in Florida to drive with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or
higher.  Violators face jail time, loss of driver license, and steep financial
consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost
time at work, and the potential loss of job.

Timber December 13, 2012 at 06:01 AM
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810999.pdf "These ESTIMATES are based on data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Unfortunately, known blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results are NOT AVAILABLE for all drivers and nonoccupants involved in fatal crashes. MISSING DATA can result for a number of reasons, the most frequent of which is that people are not always tested for alcohol. To address the missing data issue, NHTSA has developed and employs a statistical model to ESTIMATE the likelihood that a fatal-crash-involved driver or nonoccupant was sober, had some alcohol, or was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The statistical model was developed using all available known data in the aggregate (that is, at the national level) and applied to each individual driver and nonoccupant with an UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT. The estimates presented include a mix of both known and estimated BACs." ================================================ My comments: these guesses and estimates from their statistical model are being used as facts, but in reality these are nothing more than LIES substituting as facts. The part stated as, UNKNOWN BAC TEST RESULT, are nothing more then conjecture because those that were NOT tested could never be viewed as a BAC TEST RESULT ever. An omission is a nullity. Basically a portion of the resulting 'test results' are bullshit fabricated LIES MASQUERADING AS THE TRUTH.

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