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New Year’s Drunk Drivers Beware

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 6:25 am
Author: Matt Cahoy, KCII News

Tonight many people will be celebrating and bringing in the New Year with parties. According to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau in 2014 there were 88 deaths due to drunk drivers in Iowa. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar tells KCII News, the county will be fully staffed and officers will be looking for drunk drivers. If you are pulled over and are over the limit you will go to jail, there will be no talking your way out of it.

Dunbar also said between the county and the city of Washington there have been 83 OWI and 32 public intoxication arrests made this year. Dunbar said make sure you have a designated driver set up. For more from Sheriff Dunbar listen to today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa.