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July 3, 2014

Area law enforcement to crack down on holiday drunk drivers

Ada — Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop F along with law enforcement agencies across Troop F will focus their efforts on preventing impaired driving during the July 4th holiday period. 

Municipal, county, tribal and state law enforcement agencies will ask their officers to focus on locating impaired drivers and removing them from the roadways of Troop F.

“We have impaired driving apprehension teams in Garvin, Carter, Pontotoc and Marshall

Counties,” Troop F Captain Ronnie Hampton said. “Agency heads will ask their law enforcement officers to focus on locating impaired drivers during the July 4th holiday period.

“In addition to the regularly scheduled workforce of troopers, OHP Troop F will also have a

group of 13 state troopers that will roam the troop area focusing their efforts on the locations inside the troop where data shows a larger number of impaired drivers exist,” Hampton said.

At the first of the year, Troop F began tracking the point of last drink (POLD), using this data they will focus on the locations where most impaired drivers took their last drink.

Large scale impaired driving apprehension efforts will occur in Carter, Marshall and Love counties throughout the holiday weekend according to POLD data.

“Now is the time for those that plan to consume alcoholic beverages to make good decisions,” he said.

Troop F covers the following counties; Carter, Love, Garvin, Murray, Pontotoc, Johnston and

Marshall Counties.

 

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