Utah “DUI Blitz”–Justifying the Expense

If the UHP is getting paid for 75 eight-hour overtime shifts to look for drunken drivers,  don’t you think they better find some to justify the cost and expense.  Think about it, they get all this to look for drunken drivers, and what would happen if they have no arrests, no DUIs, and nothing else to justify the cost and expense.  Are there going to be angry people who donated?  As a result, are there going to be innocent people pegged as DUI to justify the cost?

It’s like paying the mechanic to fix your car.  You hear a clank, so you take your car to the mechanic.  The mechanic inspects it, test drives it, and gives it a good look-over.  Then he comes back and informs you that there is nothing wrong.  "That will be $500 please."  The reality is that the mechanic must give you something to justify his cost.  He might recommend that you change the johnson rod or the the timing belt, etc.

Here’s the story.

By the end of Labor Day weekend, the Utah Highway Patrol will have paid for about 75 eight-hour overtime shifts for troopers looking to stop drunken drivers.

"This is the big last getaway of summer for many people," said highway patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey, explaining the statewide blitz. "We just hope that people keep safety in mind."

Tingey said that the highway patrol has staged these DUI blitzes for several years over the Labor Day weekend, and has found that sending a strong message during the final holiday of the summer tends to keep people safe through the winter.

By the end of Labor Day weekend, the Utah Highway Patrol will have paid for about 75 eight-hour overtime shifts for troopers looking to stop drunken drivers.

"This is the big last getaway of summer for many people," said highway patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey, explaining the statewide blitz. "We just hope that people keep safety in mind."

Tingey said that the highway patrol has staged these DUI blitzes for several years over the Labor Day weekend, and has found that sending a strong message during the final holiday of the summer tends to keep people safe through the winter.

Troopers will be working overtime in several counties, including Salt Lake, Utah, Weber, Davis and Tooele. They will be looking primarily for intoxicated drivers and individuals not wearing seat belts.

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