Drive Safe, Drive Sober campaign a success.

January 2, 2015

LUDINGTON — The 2014 Drive Safe, Drive Sober campaign is being called a success again this year. A total of 1,185 individuals were transported to and from their holiday destinations, rather than driving themselves this year, and eight of those individuals had their vehicles towed free of charge.

There were no reported traffic crashes involving injury and only three property damage crashes reported during this year’s celebration.

There were two arrests in Mason County for operating while intoxicated and no other arrests involving alcohol.  There was one simple assault arrest and one other felonious assault was reported, and still under investigation.  There were no other reported arrests.  A total of five traffic citations were issued countywide.

“Thanks to the combined efforts and resources of Abrahamson’s Towing, Quinn’s Tires & Tows, Oceana Auto, Fiers’ Towing, Ludington Mass Transportation Authority, Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Mason County, SADD, Ludington Beverage Co. Inc., several Ludington-Mason County area businesses, and Mason County Law Enforcement, the 2014 New Year’s Eve was another safe and enjoyable holiday,” Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said in a statement.

“With so many people traveling in Mason County during this time of year these statistics make it clear that people are planning their activities to include alternative transportation.  For that Mason County Law Enforcement is very grateful.   Thank you again for remembering to drive safe and drive sober.”

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