Iowa Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Drunk Driving for 4th of July

By: Jacob Sexton —

Des Moines, IA — A press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety is out to remind those driving during the Independence Day festivities to be safe on the roads.

From national statistics from 2017, the July 4th holiday period saw 601 car crash fatalities across the country with four being in Iowa. 60% of those who died in the car accidents related to alcohol had a Blood Alcohol Content over .15 which is double the legal limit. Law enforcement across Iowa will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign from July 3rd to July 7th in an effort to combat drunk drivers as zero tolerance will be given to impaired drivers. Iowa law enforcement warns that OWI’s can cost up to $10,000, loss of license, car, and even your job while also serving possible jail time.

The public is reminded to always have a designated driver, or rideshare service at the ready to keep the roads safe during the 4th of the July holiday.