by Krystal Paco
Guam - In the last three years, the island has seen a sharp decline in dui arrests - specifically more than a 50% decrease. That's attributed to stiffer penalties for those caught driving under the influence and more education campaigns. This month the Department of Public Works along with its partners and the Guam Automobile Dealers Association are proud to promote the "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
GPD Captain Steve Ignacio says police are doing their part with enforcement to help make Guam a safer place, saying, "We have a lot of drunk driving enforcement throughout the holidays. We have a minimum of two dui checkpoints a week in the evenings as well as during the day we have laser enforcements and that's just to remind motorists to drive slowly, wear seatbelts and drive sober or get pulled over."
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative is part of a national campaign aimed at promoting safe driving and saving lives.