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Don’t Blow .08 on 8/8/08

August 8th, 2008 by flanews

Police agencies across the state are taking advantage of today’s date to catch drunk drivers. In Florida it’s illegal to drive if your blood alcohol level is .08 or higher. Playing off the 8/8/08 date, the Department of Transportation is working with police agencies statewide to setup DUI check points. Some colleges will have graduation ceremonies tonight and many happy couples will take their vows. DOT Traffic Safety Administrator Randall Smith said it doesn’t matter if you’re a newly wed or a new graduate, if you drink and drive you’re going to jail.

“If you’re driving in Florida tonight and you have an alcohol continent of .08 or above you will be arrested. Zero tolerance. No Excuses,” said Smith

Law enforcement officers will also setup check points Saturday.

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