Police remind motorists to “driver sober” over the holidays

As family and friends get together over the next two weeks for holiday parties, local authorities are reminding you to make a plan to get home safely. Several local agencies including the Port Huron Police Department will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Port Huron Police Sargent Doug Decker says a drunk driving arrest is no Christmas present. “Fines, loss of driving privileges, jail time… after repeat offenses, possibly prison,” said Decker. He adds a first time offender caught driving drunk could face a $500 fine and a 180-day license suspension. The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs until January 1st. Alcohol was involved in about 300 fatal crashes in Michigan last year, 9 of which were over the Christmas holiday.