Starting today, Oklahoma law enforcement agencies will be "aggressively" searching for impaired drivers in conjunction with the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort.
Any driver stopped with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher will be arrested, a press release from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says.
"On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across the country," said Garrett Vowell, OHP captain. "This tragic loss of life can be prevented if we get impaired drivers off our roadways."
OHP reports 12 people died in Labor Day wrecks last year. Three of those deaths were alcohol-related. An additional 43 were injured in alcohol-related wrecks across the state.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" lasts until September 1.