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Stamford Sets Up Campaign To Combat Drinking And Driving During Holidays

Mayor David Martin urges Stamford residents to avoid drinking and driving during the holidays. City police will be doing extra enforcements during the long weekend.
Mayor David Martin urges Stamford residents to avoid drinking and driving during the holidays. City police will be doing extra enforcements during the long weekend. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Police will be cracking down on drunken driving during the holidays, Mayor David Martin said.

Martin highlighted the importance of building awareness in the community and among Stamford’s young adults.

“During the holiday season, we want all residents to have fun, but more importantly, to be safe," Martin said. "We especially urge all parents to take the time and talk to their young adults about the dangers of underage drinking and the consequences of their actions.”

Sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols have been scheduled throughout the holidays. Police are urging people who drink alcohol to not drive and also if anyone suspects a drunken driver to call 911.

Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare Ted Jankowski reiterated Martin's comments for people to be safe and to use caution.

“For your safety and for the safety of others, don’t drink and drive. Whenever your social plans involve alcohol, make arrangements so that you don’t have to drive," he said. "There are a wide variety of options to choose before resorting to getting behind the wheel while inebriated.”

The options include calling a taxicab or Uber, having a family member or a friend drive, or pick you up.

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