Beverly Police Department Begin Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
December 9, 2016: The Beverly Police began a campaign to combat intoxicated drivers. Beverly Police will be increasing patrols in an effort to identify and crackdown on impaired drivers. The initiative will continue through early January 2017.
Nationally, impaired driving is one of the nation’s most often committed and deadliest crimes leading to catastrophic human and economic losses. Statistics show one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality occurred every 53 minutes across the nation in 2011. In that same year, 114 people died as a result of alcohol related crashes in the Commonwealth where drivers had a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher.