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Traffic Safety News – You Can’t Hide from a DUI

Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013



A DUI will follow you everywhere.  No matter where you go.  No matter what you do.  It’s a choice that has long-lasting consequences.

What you need to know

Each time a person chooses to drink and drive, there is a very real possibility of arrest, injury, and even death. Consider the following:

  • In 2012, 48 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes on Delaware roads.  This represents almost half of all persons
    killed on Delaware roads last year.
  • In the same year, more than 4,300 people in Delaware were arrested for DUI.

The Office of Highway Safety and our law enforcement partners will be coordinating extra DUI enforcement efforts this month and throughout the summer.

What you can do

Each person who is arrested and convicted of DUI faces the following consequences:

  • Loss of license.
  • Fines, court costs, and attorney fees averaging $6,300.
  • Possible jail time.
  • Mandatory alcohol and drug counseling.
  • Possible ignition interlock device placed in your vehicle.
  • Higher insurance rates.
  • Time off work for court appearances.

You can’t hide from a DUI.  Avoid one at all costs.  Designate a sober driver.

Drive Sober.  Arrive Alive DE.

This message was sent to you by the Office of Highway Safety, who asks you to drive safely at all times.  For more information on this and other traffic safety programs, go to www.ohs.delaware.gov.

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Traffic Safety News – You Can’t Hide from a DUI

Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013



A DUI will follow you everywhere.  No matter where you go.  No matter what you do.  It’s a choice that has long-lasting consequences.

What you need to know

Each time a person chooses to drink and drive, there is a very real possibility of arrest, injury, and even death. Consider the following:

  • In 2012, 48 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes on Delaware roads.  This represents almost half of all persons
    killed on Delaware roads last year.
  • In the same year, more than 4,300 people in Delaware were arrested for DUI.

The Office of Highway Safety and our law enforcement partners will be coordinating extra DUI enforcement efforts this month and throughout the summer.

What you can do

Each person who is arrested and convicted of DUI faces the following consequences:

  • Loss of license.
  • Fines, court costs, and attorney fees averaging $6,300.
  • Possible jail time.
  • Mandatory alcohol and drug counseling.
  • Possible ignition interlock device placed in your vehicle.
  • Higher insurance rates.
  • Time off work for court appearances.

You can’t hide from a DUI.  Avoid one at all costs.  Designate a sober driver.

Drive Sober.  Arrive Alive DE.

This message was sent to you by the Office of Highway Safety, who asks you to drive safely at all times.  For more information on this and other traffic safety programs, go to www.ohs.delaware.gov.

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