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NHTSA Recruits RoboCop to Stop DUIs

Posted by Unknown | Dec 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The holiday season may be the busiest season for law enforcement personnel fighting drunk drivers.

This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may have found its ultimate weapon in combating drunk driving -- RoboCop. In an unlikely $7.5 million ad campaign, the federal agency teamed up with the makers of the upcoming remake film to launch a combination movie trailer/public service announcement, reports the New York Daily News.

In the ad, drivers are warned that they should drive sober or get pulled over. The ad continues that law enforcement are stepping up efforts to protect the streets and have recruited "the future of law enforcement" to help. That future, as announced by Samuel L. Jackson, being RoboCop. If you're not familiar with the original 1980s movie, RoboCop is a part human, part robot crime-fighting machine.

The NHTSA states that drunk driving increased by about ten percent during the time between Christmas and New Year's Day. Locally, Washington law enforcement have also focused on this particular period of time to step up emphasis patrols.

Closing the ad, the actor who plays RoboCop stops a would-be drunk driver holding his car keys and warns, "I'd put those down now if I were you."

If you have been stopped for a DUI by a cop or RoboCop in the King County area, you should know that you enjoy certain rights. For example, you are innocent until proven guilty and prosecutors bear the burden of proof in proving that you were drunk. To learn more about your drunk driving defense, contact a Seattle DUI attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.

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