Wakefield police partner with safety agencies for holiday sober driving campaign

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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Police Department is joining forces with the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to promote the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is in effect until Jan. 2, aiming to reduce impaired driving during the festive season.

As Christmas and New Year celebrations are in full swing, authorities underscore the importance of planning ahead to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs.

They encourage those planning to indulge to arrange a sober ride home in advance.

Designated drivers are urged to recognize their critical role in ensuring the safety of their friends and to take their responsibilities seriously.

The campaign also makes an appeal to the community, advising that if anyone notices a friend or relative attempting to operate a vehicle while impaired, they should intervene by confiscating the keys and ensuring the individual gets home safely.

The coordinated effort reflects a broader commitment to keep New Hampshire’s roads safe for all during a period traditionally marked by increased social gatherings and alcohol consumption.

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