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Can You Drive It? Then You Can Get a DUI

AT SELECT STATE PARKS IN UTAH - Many people will be hitting the road and the water this 4th of July weekend. What many of them might not know is that they can get a DUI even on their boat. To help increase awareness of both driving and boating safety, law enforcement agencies and Utah's State Parks law enforcement joined forces to share an important message: If you can drive it, you can get a DUI.

At several state parks throughout Utah, docks were specially wrapped to show many modes of transportation and highlight the message about the potential to get a DUI. The media was invited to Utah Lake State Park in Provo, where they saw the dock and interviewed officers who enforce Utah's DUI laws - both on the water and on the roads.

Dock at Utah Lake with wrap stating If you can drive it, you can get a DUI

No matter what surface you're traveling on, choose wisely - drive sober.

The Zombies Return for Another Halloween

SALT LAKE CITY - According to Wikipedia, zombies are "fictional undead creatures regularly encountered in horror and fantasy themed works." Given that this will be their second appearance in three years in Salt Lake City, it's safe to say that zombies are regularly encountered in Utah, too.

Although in many movies and TV shows, zombies are the enemies of mankind, the zombies that appear in Utah are actually partnering with local law enforcement agencies. That's right - the undead and the alive are working together. 

The common goal - stop drunk driving. Zombies Against Drunk Driving made its debut in October 2011, with a formal press conference at Nightmare on 13th. 

Well, as horror fans like to say, "They're baaaaack." This year, they'll be mxing with the public, bringing their message about the dangers of impaired driving directly to the streets.

Look for them at City Creek Mall and the Green Pig Pub. Or find them on their website zombiesagainstdrunkdriving.com. But you should always be alert - looking over your shoulder, to make sure no zombies are following you.

We'll post pictures to our Facebook, Twitter and Instgram accounts - find us at facebook.com/UtahHighwaySafetyOffice or at twitter.com/UtahDPS_HSO or at instagram.com/utahdpshso

 

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