NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (NLRPD)- The North Little Rock Police Department will be joining other state and local law enforcement agencies March 8th -17th and April 12th -21st conducting additional saturation patrols looking for all drunk drivers with an emphasis on teenage drivers.
This is part of an effort to keep young drivers safe before the upcoming end of school periods when many young people are on the road for proms, graduations and spring breaks. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death to America's teens and nearly one-third of those crashes are alcohol related.
It is against the law in all states for anyone under age 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. Arkansas's Underage Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Law, makes it illegal for ANYONE under age 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher. "Our message is simple, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." If you are over the limit, we will arrest and prosecute you. No exceptions. No excuses."
The North Little Rock Police Department encourages parents to talk to their children, especially teenagers nearing graduation, about the dangers of drinking and driving.
For more information on preventing underage drinking visit www.stopimpaireddriving.org or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at 501.618.8136.
(Source: North Little Rock Police Dept.)