Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 43 impaired drivers during enhanced holiday patrols that ran Dec. 13 to 31.
The WCSO partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign.
According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent — about 10,500 — of those fatalities involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.
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