Troopers launch statewide DUI crackdown

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Troopers will be canvassing roads across the state looking for impairs drivers this holiday weekend.

It’s all part of “Target Zero,” a statewide safety plan to crack down on drivers who are under the influence, not wearing a seat belt or speeding. The goal is to have zero fatalities over the holiday weekend.

SC Highway Patrol made more than 2700 DUI arrests this year. Troopers expect to have an especially busy weekend because New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday. Checkpoints will be set up at interstates and along roads with fewer drivers.

“You can be going along a road where you never expected a checkpoint and we will have one and that’s where we come up with some of our DUIs,” said SCHP Trooper Joe Hovis.

SCHP is asking anyone who sees an impaired or erratic driver to report it by dialing *H-P on your cell phone.

More stories you may like on 7News

Snow falls in Upstate and WNC

Snow is falling across the region and is expected to stick to surfaces as temperatures continue dropping.

Racist flyers found in USC buildings

Several racist flyers were found in several buildings at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, according to the school.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s