RCPD increases officers on roads, looking for impaired drivers this holiday weekend

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The holidays are meant to be a happy time of year, but it won't be too happy if you're spending it behind bars.
That's why the Rapid City Police Department is in the midst of their holiday campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

Extra police officers are out on the streets this holiday weekend, looking for signs of impaired drivers.
It's called a saturation patrol, where officers step up DUI prevention efforts.
Officials say they prefer saturation patrols over the traditional checkpoint because they tend to see more results when officers are out patrolling the streets.
And of course there are certain holidays where alcohol consumption increases.

Public Information Officer with the RCPD Brendyn Medina says, "It's no secret that when the holidays come around, the holidays and alcohol consumption go hand in hand and that's okay. People are feeling festive, people are having a good time, but we just want to remind people that getting behind the wheel of a car after you've had too many should not be a part of that solution."

Medina says to find a sober ride, whether that be a designated driver, a cab, or even Lyft.
The campaign will go through the New Year.