Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agencies Begin Major 7-Day Saturation Patrols
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - Oklahoma police agencies plan to increase their enforcement of impaired driving offenses as part of the statewide ENDUI program during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The program kicks off Saturday and will continue through Nov. 29. The approach of the Thanksgiving holiday will not only bring a major increase in vehicle travel, but also the risk of incidents of impaired driving.
During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2012, over 300 people were killed in traffic crashes across the nation. Half of the fatalities that occurred in Oklahoma during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2013 were alcohol related.
The ENDUI initiative will increase routine traffic enforcement during this high travel period. Other strategies such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints will also be implemented to increase the risk of apprehension for impaired drivers.