Holiday Drunk Drivers Can Expect To Be Carted Away To Jail By The VIPD Under Operation C.A.R.E.
FREDERIKSTED – Local police will be patrolling St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix roadways on Christmas weekend and cracking down on aggressive and drunken driving as part of a nation-wide initiative to reduce traffic injuries and deaths.
Operation C.A.R.E. – or Combined Accident Reduction Effort – Lifesaver Weekend runs through Monday night — Boxing Day in the British Isles and territories.
The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that traffic police also will be looking for drugged motorists and drivers not wearing seat belts.
Operation C.A.R.E. began in 1977 as a collaborative effort between state police in Michigan and Indiana.
But it grew to include the Virgin Islands, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Quebec Police Force.