Special traffic enforcement planned for  this weekend

As part of an ongoing enforcement effort, Sheriff Bill Blanton announced that the Sheriff's Office will have an aggressive campaign that will begin this weekend and continue through the July 4th holiday to save lives and prevent injuries from impaired drivers.


The newly created Multi Jurisdiction Traffic Unit, consisting of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, Highway Patrol, and city police departments within each county will concentrate on speeders, impaired drivers, and persons not wearing seat belts. 

The Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol will be out in full force conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Cherokee County.

Sheriff Bill Blanton suggests that party hosts include alcohol-free beverages, along with reminding guests to plan ahead and remember the following advice: 

* Don't risk it - If you plan to drive, don't drink. 
* Choose a sober designated driver before partying. 
* Take a taxicab or ask a friend to drive you home.
* Spend the night where the activity is being held. 
* Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
* Always wear your safety belt - your best defense against an impaired driver.