TxDOT launches campaign aimed to minimize drunk driving

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Updated: 8/24/2013 10:26 pm

It doesn't matter if you're a minor or drinking legally, law enforcement is reiterating TxDot's new campaign, Drink. Drive. Go to Jail. The campaign made its way to Lubbock Saturday. It consists of a mobile jail cell traveling across the state to various colleges-to inform students about the consequences of drinking and driving.

Students got a feel of the orange jumpsuits, tried on a 'fatal vision goggles' simulation and got their mug shot taken. TxDot is hopeful that with the right awareness, students will think twice about getting behind the wheel.

"If you're out on our roadways and you're driving reckless, you know you can get pulled over and not necessarily with a.08, but they'll do the field sobriety testing and you could go to jail," said Karen Peoples, Traffic Safety Specialist with TxDot.

According to the agency, 411 alcohol-related fatalities occured from May through August of 2012. During Labor Day weekend, that number more than doubled in a year. The campaign ends September 2nd.

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