Calvary Cemetery was pleased to host the Montgomery County OVI Task Force and Montgomery County Safe Communities for the “2017 Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” press conference on August 16th. Attending the event were community leaders, Careflight, and local law enforcement officers from Dayton, Perry Township, Centerville, Huber Heights, Kettering, State Highway Patrol, and Metroparks. Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Montgomery County Coroner, was the guest speaker for the event. Dr. Harshbarger encouraged the public to be vigilant in reporting drunk driving and to designate a driver if you do decide to drink. Many in attendance also observed the connection between Calvary and the sobering reality of drunk driving fatalities.
The 2017 enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day holiday weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk-driving fatalities. State and local law enforcement agencies across the Nation are stepping up enforcement to put an end to drunk driving. Before starting your Labor Day weekend festivities, have a plan. First and most importantly – Don’t drink and drive. If you do drink, designate a sober driver, call a taxi, or an Uber driver.