SC Troopers Launch 'Sober or Slammer' DUI Campaign For Holidays - WSPA.com

SC Troopers Launch 'Sober or Slammer' DUI Campaign For Holidays

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Starting Friday, state troopers across South Carolina will  launch the 'Sober or Slammer' holiday campaign in an effort to protect your life. Starting Friday, state troopers across South Carolina will launch the 'Sober or Slammer' holiday campaign in an effort to protect your life.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - South Carolina Highway Patrol says the last several days of the year are some of the most dangerous for drivers on the road. Starting Friday, state troopers across South Carolina will  launch the 'Sober or Slammer' holiday campaign in an effort to protect your life.

Starting this holiday season troopers are kicking off Sober or Slammer. The campaign focuses on preventing impaired driving deaths and wrecks during the holiday season when people are traveling and celebrating the most.

"This is a wonderful time of year, and we need to celebrate it. But there should never be felony DUIs," said Suzie Thomas who lost her 14-year-old son to an impaired driver.

7 On Your Side checked with the State Office of Highway Safety. During last year's Sober or Slammer campaign 50 people died in 48 crashes between December 14th and the end of the year.

Troopers say highway deaths are on a decline for 2013, and they want the trend to continue through the holiday season.

According to Highway Patrol, South Carolina saw 811 highway deaths this time last year. So far, the state has seen 707 highway deaths in 2013. That's 104 fewer fatalities between 2012 and 2013.

For nearby Sober or Slammer kickoff locations on Thursday click here.

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