ENDUI campaign underway

Ponca City Now - August 22, 2018 9:11 am

The ENDUI campaign is in full swing. The Ponca City Police Department, through a competitive grant process, was awarded funds to place additional officers on the street during peak times to combat aggressive driving by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

“Aggressive driving isn’t just road rage; it’s also drunken and drugged driving and excessive speed. These are all dangerous driving habits which lead to crashes with serious injury or fatality” says program director Lieutenant Filtz of the Ponca City Police Department.

Special emphasis patrol is a way that some local enforcement efforts will be done. With increased enforcement efforts, well trained law enforcement officers will have zero tolerance for persons driving while impaired. The goal is to have a highly visible ENDUI program that will discourage people who have been drinking or using impairing substances from getting behind the wheel, and to address those who make the poor decision to drive while impaired.

“A special emphasis patrol activity is planned in Ponca City in the very near future. Please help the officers by designating a driver before an evening of fun, and never ride in a vehicle with a driver that has been drinking or is under the influence of illegal or prescribed drugs,” Filtz said.

The ENDUI campaign runs through Sept. 3.

 

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