Cell phone program aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the roads

You could earn a $100 reward

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - If you noticed the person in the lane next to you driving erratically, would you call police or keep driving?

"I would probably just be very careful and let them pass me by and get out of the way so there's no incidents or any problems," said motorist John Bradicich.

Through the "Mobile Eyes against Drunk Driving" program , drivers have the option of being proactive by using their cell phone to call 911 to alert police about unsafe drivers.

"I would call the police. That would save the public from any accidents or anything like that," said concerned driver Ida Sonntag.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, more than 1,000 DUI arrests have been made since January 1st.

"If the community gets involved and other people realize that everybody has eyes and ears maybe the DUI arrests will go down," said Zondra Hunter with the Safety Council of Palm Beach County.

The Safety Council says the "Mobile Eyes" program is about saving lives and not taking the law into your own hands.

If a DUI arrest is made before a potential accident, based on your tip, you get a $100 reward from the program.

"We're not encouraging people to run around Palm Beach County reporting DUIs," said Hunter, "We're encouraging that if you do see it happen please report it."

Safety leaders say although there is a $500 reward limit per person the benefit of promoting traffic safety is priceless.

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