Statewide crackdown on drunk driving begins

SOLON, Ohio -- If you drive drunk, police will find you. The national 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign started Friday and runs through September 1.

Of the six checkpoints in Cuyahoga County Friday evening, one checkpoint held special meaning. It was dedicated as a tribute to Rochelle Braziel, who lost her life in Akron in 2011 because of a drunk driver.

A staggering 42 percent of the county's car crash deaths are alcohol-related. Forty-five agencies banded together to make the Cuyahoga County DUI Task Force.

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According to the task force, an average of 23 people are killed and more than 700 are injured in impaired driving crashes each year in Cuyahoga County alone.

The task force is working to lower these numbers. The money coming from the Feds into the program will establish DUI checkpoints and hundreds of hours of patrols.

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