In a press release from Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett:
The 2013 Drive Safe, Drive Sober campaign was another great success this year making this New Years Eve celebration was a safe and enjoyable one. This success was due to the combined efforts of Abrahamson’s Towing, Quinn’s Tires & Tows, Oceana Auto and the Ludington Mass Transportation Authority. A total of 1,269 individualswere transported to and from their holiday destinations, rather than driving themselves this year, and fourteen (14) of those individuals had their vehicles towed free of charge.
There was only one (1) reported traffic crash involving injury and only two (2) property damage crashes reported during this year’s celebration. None of these crashes involved the use of alcohol.
A review of Mason County Law Enforcement Agencies’ activity reveals three (3)arrests for Operating While Intoxicated (O.W.I.), eleven (11) other arrests involving alcohol, three (3) assault arrests and six (6) other warrant arrests were made. A total of fourteen (14) traffic citations were issued.
Thanks to the combined efforts and resources of Abrahamson’s Towing, Quinn’s Tires & Tows, Oceana Auto, Ludington Mass Transportation Authority, Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Mason County, SADD, Ludington Beverage Co. Inc., several Ludington-Mason County area businesses, and Mason County Law Enforcement, the 2012 New Year’s Eve was another safe and enjoyable Holiday.
Quote: “With approximately 8,000 celebrants traveling coming to downtown Ludington for the Ball Drop and many more traveling to and from other celebrations it is amazing that there were no injuries due to the use of alcohol. Law Enforcement in Mason County is absolutely convinced that when we work together it can dramatically impact public safety! Thank-you again for remembering to DRIVE