DUI Saturation Patrols Initiated by Sheriff’s Office

(Bel Air, Md. – December 20, 2005) — The holidays are one of the best times of the year, and sadly one of the most dangerous as well. Far too often the holidays mean drinking, driving and accidents. Harford County Sheriff R. Thomas Golding has a simple message for those celebrating the holidays this year in Harford County – “You drink, you drive, you lose!”

Once again this holiday season, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is focusing on those who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. During the next few weeks, Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies will conduct DUI saturation patrols throughout the county as part of their annual “S.A.V.E.D.” (Sheriff’s Alcohol Violator Enforcement Detail) patrols.

“Our message is quite simple, stated Sheriff Golding. “Don’t drink and drive in Harford County.” The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is one the many local law enforcement agencies placing additional emphasis this holiday season on persons driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays, but do so responsibly,” stated Sheriff Golding. “A few drinks can lead to a lifetime of misery for an innocent or unsuspecting family. Alcohol, drugs and driving are a deadly concoction.”

Motorist stopped for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lose their license, pay fines and court costs or worse, be imprisoned for their actions. Sheriff Golding recommends those attending parties or other activities where alcohol may be consumed should choose a designated driver to be sure everyone gets home safely.

Press Release

December 20, 2005