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Police increasing holiday presence to keep drunk drivers off the road

BOZEMAN, Mont. – There will be an increased law enforcement presence in all areas of Gallatin County for the holiday season.

Local law enforcement agencies are working together to keep Montana’s roads free of impaired drivers and encourage everyone when making holiday plans to include a sober ride as a part of the plan.

The number of impaired driving increases during the holiday season due to an increased amount of celebrations.

“There’s places that offer to take you there and bring you home. There’s really no excuse to get a DUI or, more importantly, to put people at risk, especially during the holiday season when everyone just wants to be together and have a good time,” Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said,

As always, if you suspect an impaired driver report it by calling 911,

Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton

Emma joined the KBZK news team in May of 2018 as a news reporter. When she's not reporting, Emma enjoys the outdoors, running and spending time with her dog, Lucy. Have a story idea or want to chat? Send Emma an email at
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