Posted on November 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Updated Sunday, Nov 17 at 4:11 PM
BOISE -- Law enforcement agencies around Idaho launched expanded DUI patrols Sunday.
The extra enforcement, in conjunction with education campaigns, is set to run through the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety made funds available to local police agencies to pay for the expanded patrols.
"ITD's goal is not one death, because every life counts," said Kevin Bechen, with ITD. "We're committed to doing everything we can to help keep families safe and whole."
According to ITD, last year, impaired driving contributed to 1,454 crashes on Idaho's highways and caused 73 fatalities statewide.
Bechen offered the following tips to make this Thanksgiving holiday safer:
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