Patrols Increase During Ravalli County Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2013
Contact: Charity Watt, Montana Department of Transportation
Contact: Sgt. Ken Breidenbach, Montana Highway Patrol, 406-777-2517,
Patrols increase during Ravalli County Fair
Hamilton – Summertime means fair time in Montana. Crowds will gather
to enjoy the entertainment, exhibits, animals and food at the Ravalli
County Fair. But travelers should be aware that the Montana Highway
Patrol and the Hamilton Police Department have scheduled additional
patrols to be on the lookout for unsafe drivers August 28 through 31.
“The Ravalli County Fair is a great event in the Bitterroot Valley,”
said Sgt. Ken Breidenbach with the Montana Highway Patrol. “Families
and people of all ages drive to Hamilton to take in all the fun. We
have a responsibility to protect public safety surrounding the event,
so we advise anyone who will be driving to avoid drinking alcohol.”
While the extra patrols are focused on impaired driving, Sgt.
Breidenbach asks for everyone’s help in improving safety on Montana
roads. “We hope people will look out for their friends and family.
Problems are easy to avoid: don’t let yourself be distracted while
driving, stay within speed limits, don’t drink if you plan to drive,
and make sure everyone in the car is buckled up.”
The Ravalli County Fair will have something for everyone, but if
alcohol is going to be part of the day at the fair, plan ahead and
have a designated driver.
The extra patrols are funded by the Montana Department of
Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. More than forty
law enforcement agencies around the state participate in enhanced
enforcement to address traffic safety. For more safety-related
information please access the Montana Department of Transportation’s