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FHP launches 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign

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Posted at 12:10 AM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 00:29:02-04

The Florida Highway Patrol has launched its "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

From August 19 to September 5, FHP will be on the lookout for drivers who may be driving under the influence. 

An event was also held Friday in West Palm Beach where friends and family spoke about a young man killed by a drunk driver. 

"This is preventable, learn from my tragedy, don't put yourself in that situation to cause it and drive safe," said Jim Fix, whose son was killed by a drunk driver. 

The Florida Highway Patrol is joining other law-enforcement agencies across the state hoping this campaign will save more lives. 

“Drinking and driving is deadly. If you drink, be responsible and designate a sober driver or make arrangements to get to your destination safely,” said FHP Director, Colonel Gene S. Spaulding. “The choice to drink and drive is a bad decision that could have grave consequences. Be responsible and don’t drink and drive.” 

Motorists should call*FHP (*347) if they see an impaired or aggressive driver, or to request roadside assistance.