Sheriff William D. Gore is announcing a new program designed to keep teen drivers safer when on the roadways.
“Lose your license, lose your car, lose your life,” is the message behind re-enforced patrols, curfew checks, teens driving with unauthorized persons in their cars, texting, cell-phone usage, and all other unsafe driving practices.
“The recent deaths involving teens drinking and driving were entirely preventable,” commented Sheriff Gore, referring to several local fatalities involving teens driving under the influence. “By enhancing patrols, working with our law enforcement partners, and focusing on teen drivers, we hope to be an active partner in reducing accidents, preventing deaths, and educating parents.”
Additionally, when underage minors are in private homes drinking alcohol and driving away, the Social Host Ordinance may come into play. Those who provide alcohol to children may also suffer consequences for their actions.
Sheriff Gore explained, “We wanted to send a clear, definitive message to parents and teens this holiday season and beyond. When you knowingly violate the law, there are consequences. We are looking for you.”