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Police increasing holiday presence to keep drunk drivers off the road

Posted: 3:42 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 17:42:48-05

BOZEMAN, Mont. – There will be an increased law enforcement presence in all areas of Gallatin County for the holiday season.

Local law enforcement agencies are working together to keep Montana’s roads free of impaired drivers and encourage everyone when making holiday plans to include a sober ride as a part of the plan.

The number of impaired driving increases during the holiday season due to an increased amount of celebrations.

“There’s places that offer to take you there and bring you home. There’s really no excuse to get a DUI or, more importantly, to put people at risk, especially during the holiday season when everyone just wants to be together and have a good time,” Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said,

As always, if you suspect an impaired driver report it by calling 911,