The Waltham Police are planning a crackdown soon on drunk driving, according to their Facebook page.
Already underway, police using federal funding, are increasing patrols on drunk driving as part of the “drive sober or get pulled over” campaign, according to police. The campaign ends Sept. 2.
“Waltham Police Department officers will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers during the crackdown with plans to arrest anyone found operating a vehicle while impaired — regardless of age, vehicle type, or time of day. In any impaired driving stop, violators could face jail time, fines, suspension or loss of drivers’ licenses, mandatory use of ignition interlock devices, increased insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost wages, and the potential loss of job or job prospects which could easily run into thousands of dollars,” police said on their Facebook page.
Since 2005, Waltham Police have had almost 800 DUI cases and 70 since the start of 2013, according to police.