Labor Day Warning: Don’t Drink & Drive

By  //  September 1, 2013

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SHERIFF GIVES HOLIDAY ADVICE

ABOVE VIDEO: In line with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office aggressive “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey shares a reminder on this Labor Day Weekend.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — With Labor Day upon us I wanted to remind everyone to please be responsible and to not Drink and Drive. 

The "DUI Car" sends a very simple but profound message... You can ride safely home in the backseat of a taxi cab anywhere in Brevard County for about $24.00 or you can ride safely to the Brevard County Jail in the backseat of one of our cars for about $8,000.00 in Attorney's Fees, Court Costs, Insurance Increases, and Fines. Even worse if you choose to Drink and Drive you could harm or kill yourself or someone else in a traffic crash. (BCSO image)

The “DUI Car” sends a very simple but profound message: You can ride safely home in the backseat of a taxi cab anywhere in Brevard County for about $24,  or you can ride safely to the Brevard County Jail in the backseat of one of our cars for about $8,000 in Attorney’s Fees, Court Costs, Insurance Increases, and Fines. Even worse if you choose to Drink and Drive you could harm or kill yourself or someone else in a traffic crash. (BCSO image)

Many people will be traveling to the beach or perhaps a friend, family member, or co-workers house for a backyard barbecue and as always it’s important to remember that if you are going to drink, please do it responsibly and never get behind the wheel of a car where you could hurt yourself or someone else.

In line with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office aggressive “Don’t Drink and Drive” Campaign I wanted to share with everyone the concept of our “DUI Car” as part of this week’s Crime Prevention Message.

The “DUI Car” sends a very simple but profound message: You can ride safely home in the backseat of a taxi cab anywhere in Brevard County for about $24, or you can ride safely to the Brevard County Jail in the backseat of one of our cars for about $8,000 in Attorney’s Fees, Court Costs, Insurance Increases and Fines.

The “DUI Car” sends a very simple but profound message:  You can ride safely home in the backseat of a taxi cab anywhere in Brevard County for about $24, or you can ride safely to the Brevard County Jail in the backseat of one of our cars for about $8,000 in Attorney’s Fees, Court Costs, Insurance Increases and Fines.

Even worse, if you choose to Drink and Drive, you could harm or kill yourself or someone else in a traffic crash.

I would like to personally thank Carroll Distributing, Maaco of Cocoa and Diamondback for partnering with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to fund the DUI Car and help keep our Brevard County Citizens safe.

You can also take advantage of AAA’s Tow and Go Program by visiting their website at AutoClubSouth.AAA.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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