CATA and Law Enforcement Partner For Drunk Driving Crackdown

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A spring drunk driving crack down begins today. The campaign wants to remind people how much money getting a DUI can cost. CATA and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are teaming up to promote a spring drunk driving crackdown that will start today and go until April 7th. Throughout the campaign, CATA buses in Lansing will feature signs encouraging people to get a sober ride. The ads will remind people how much money they could lose if they get a DUI between fines, lawyer fees, possibly even losing their job. Meanwhile, officers from nearly 150 local police departments, sheriff's offices and Michigan State Police will conduct federally-funded drunk-driving patrols. That's part of the drive sober or get pulled over campaign. A five-year review of crash test data reveals a spike in deadly crashes in March and early April. March Madness, high school and college spring breaks, and St. Patrick's Day parties are likely to contribute to the increase in drunk driving. The ads will debut today at 10 AM at the CATA transportation center.