Chillicothe Police Department cracking down on drunk driving over holiday weekend

The Chillicothe Police Department is taking part in the annual nationwide Saint Patrick’s Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown through Sunday.

The crackdown will involve high-visibility enforcement throughout the Chillicothe area to curb substance-impaired driving over the holiday weekend.

The Chillicothe Police Department reports its officers will aggressively look for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

The department adds that driving while impaired and having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher is illegal in all 50 states, but many people get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol.

One-third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance-impaired drivers.