Thursday, January 18th

Holiday weekends like Fourth of July or Labor Day bring thousands of people into Jackson County who want a chance to enjoy the parks and campgrounds.

The unfortunate part of bringing so many people in who are looking to enjoy themselves is the increased risk of drunk driving incidents.

On weekends like this, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and other agencies step up their presence in an effort to combat the problem.

“Drivers impaired by alcohol, prescription medication, or other drugs endanger everyone,” said Sheriff Duane Waldera. “During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative, our officers will patrol in greater numbers and for longer hours to help prevent impaired drivers from killing or injuring themselves or an innocent victim.