Law enforcement plan increased patrols looking for impaired drivers

Law enforcement plan increased patrols looking for impaired drivers »Play Video
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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Police Department will be stepping up patrols this holiday season to stop people from drinking and driving.

LPD will be joining law enforcement agencies across the country to reduce the number of impaired drivers and promote safety on Idaho's roadways. They hope that through high visibility law enforcement this holiday season, they'll promote safe and sober driving. Sergeant Brandon Hopple said that every officer wants the same thing, a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone.

And we look for anything from driving without your headlights on to aggressive driving," said Hopple. "Obviously weaving in and out of your lane of traffic and crossing the middle line. So we look for anything that's indicative of someone impaired."

The state funds all the extra patrols. If you witness, or suspect an impaired driver, you're encouraged to call law enforcement immediately.