NEWBERRY — Newberry police will join forces with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Newberry County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to deter reckless and impaired driving over the holidays.
The officers will start checkpoints Friday and they will continue through Jan. 1.
Infractions the officers will look for will include speeding, seat belt, and child restraint violations utilizing highway safety checkpoints and saturated patrols in various locations in the city limits of Newberry, according to Newberry Police Sgt. Chuck Rogers.
“Newberry Police Department has made 29 arrests for driving under the influence and 97 arrests for driving under suspension for 2012,” said Rogers
The officers will conduct the traffic patrols on Main, Glenn, Nance, Pope, Johnstone, Drayton, Vincent, O’Neal, College Evan, Harrington and Boundary streets and Wilson and Smith roads, S.C. highways 34 and 121 and other roads in the city, said Rogers.
“Please designate a driver to take responsibility for persons that consumes alcohol at your holiday celebrations and drive everyone home to make sure they have a safe Christmas and New Year,” said Rogers.