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Press Release Treasurer Goldberg and ABCC Kick Off “Operation Safe Holidays”

Program Targets Holiday Drinking During National Impaired Driving Crackdown
For immediate release:
11/25/2015
  • Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg
  • Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)

Media Contact for Treasurer Goldberg and ABCC Kick Off “Operation Safe Holidays”

Chandra Allard, Director of Communications

Boston — The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) this holiday season will focus efforts on bars across the Commonwealth known to have sold alcohol to convicted drunk drivers, Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced today.

This enforcement helps to prevent impaired driving and reduce overall criminal activity,” Goldberg said. “The program is an effective deterrent to overserving and a proven tool for promoting safer roads and highways in Massachusetts.”

Run in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)  Impaired Driving Crackdown, the ABCC’s Sale to Intoxicated Persons (SIP) program will be in effect Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Eve.

The ABCC will also work with local police departments that have identified high-risk locations in their communities.

Alcohol is involved in 40 percent of traffic crash fatalities resulting in 17,013 fatalities and injuring an estimated 275,000 people annually costing billions of dollars. Data indicates that well over 50 percent of impaired driving arrests originate at bars.

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Media Contact for Treasurer Goldberg and ABCC Kick Off “Operation Safe Holidays”

Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg 

Our mission at the Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts is to prudently manage and safeguard the state's public deposits and investments through sound business practices for the exclusive benefits of our citizens, and perform these duties with integrity, excellence, and leadership.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is an agency under the Massachusetts State Treasury. Our overall objective is to provide uniform control over the sale, transportation, possession, purchasing, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in the state.
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