Drunk-driving crackdown in Ottawa County

FILMORE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Deputies will be cracking down on drunk driving in Ottawa County over the Fourth of July weekend and the following weekend, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The crackdown is part of a no-tolerance campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which is funded through the Office of Highway Safety and Planning.

Road patrol deputies will be targeting two areas in the county, including the US-31 corridor between Holland and Grand Haven on July 5 and I-196 and the I-196 business loop in Holland and Zeeland on July 11 and July 12.

“This Fourth of July holiday, you can show your patriotism by helping to make Ottawa County roads safer for everyone,” said Sgt. Steve Austin with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s as simple as that.”

A DUI conviction, on average, costs the offender approximately $10,000.

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