Cohasset — Chief William Quigley announces that the Cohasset Police Department will be increasing their patrols around town this holiday season to prevent drunk driving related fatalities. This effort is part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
The initiative is funded through a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division and will run from Dec. 9 through Jan. 2.
Cohasset Police will have extra cruisers out looking for impaired and reckless driving. Residents are reminded to never get behind the wheel if impaired and to not get in a vehicle if the driver has been drinking. “We are thankful to be one of the recipients of this grant that will allow us to increase our patrol efforts this time of year,” Chief Quigley said. “If you plan on attending a party, or meeting up with family and friends where you will be drinking, please do not drive. Instead, arrange to have a designated sober driver that can drop you off and pick you up, call a taxi or book a ride through services like Uber. We hope everyone has safe and happy holidays.”
The Cohasset Police Department is one of 202 local law enforcement agencies, along with the Massachusetts State Police, running extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.