Department: Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Release Date: Aug 16, 2016
Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department
Ray C. Allen, Sheriff
The Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the State of Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be conducting increased high visibility traffic enforcement to save lives from 08/19/16 through 09/05/16 during the statewide 2016 Labor Day DUI Campaign. DUI checkpoints will be conducted throughout this campaign as well as DUI high visibility saturation patrols.
The DUI Campaign is a reminder to our motorist’s that there will be heavy traffic as our students head back to school and families celebrate the last holiday of the summer season. Impairment can mean impairment by alcohol, drugs or both. Speeding is the major cause of most crashes in Vermont while impaired driving is the cause of 32% of all fatal crashes in Vermont and more than half of all deaths involve vehicle occupants who did not buckle up! Distracted driving and speed are the primary causes of crashes in Grand Isle County.
High visibility enforcement has been a key to success in Grand Isle County evident in minimal law enforcement response to serious injury crashes.