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Drive sober or get pulled over in Tarpon Springs
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Drive sober or get pulled over in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Police want to send a message to drunk drivers: they'll see you before you see them.

Tarpon Springs Police are planning a crackdown on impaired drivers coinciding with the Labor Day holiday.  The crackdown goes through Sept. 2nd.

TSP offered up the following facts about drinking and driving:

  • One person is killed every half hour due to drunk driving.
  • Each year, approximately 16,000 are killed in alcohol-related crashes.
  • Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities.
  • Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol-related crash.
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