OCALA – Beginning Monday and continuing through the 4th of July holiday, the Ocala Police Department will conduct a campaign to warn people about the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired.
The holiday, state officials note, is especially dangerous because, on average, there is an alcohol impaired driving fatality every 48 minutes.
“We want people to enjoy the holiday period responsibly, but we will be looking for those who have too much to drink and they will go to jail, said Sgt. Mike Sommer of the OPD Traffic Unit.
Sommer said a DUI arrest costs an average $8,000 to $10,000, which includes fines, court costs, attorney fees and increased insurance coverage. ….MORE