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New DUI trailer to make debut during holiday checkpoints

Nov 01, 2013 | Read More News
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The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging residents to get a designated driver to avoid a DUI this holiday season. none

And to make sure they get the message across, “Get a DD, not a DUI” is prominently displayed on a new enclosed cargo trailer that will transport signage, cones and other related equipment to and from DUI sobriety checkpoints.

“We are hoping that this message will remind people to think about the grave dangers of driving impaired,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Sgt. Aimee Trueblood. “Through education and intervention, we really hope to reduce alcohol-related crashes and impaired driving on our streets.”

The trailer was purchased with a grant award from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The trailer will be used at checkpoints that generally begin on Halloween and run through the start of the New Year.