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Chief Reynolds: 'Do not drink and drive. There is no reason to do that.'

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Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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"Even though you haven’t been caught yet. Your time is coming."

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds

Warning drunk drivers

Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds is putting drunk drivers on notice.

“Drinking and driving. Absolutely not. Don’t do it,” Reynolds told GreerToday.com in his annual warning to revelers on New Year’s Eve who drink and drive.

“The Highway Patrol has put out enough information. Even though you haven’t been caught yet. Your time is coming. We provide incentives for officers to make charges. Some people may argue against that.  I don’t want people drinking and driving. Just be smart. Get a designated driver.”

Reynolds tells drivers to, “To pay attention to what you are doing. Driving requires your full attention. Just think this way . . . you’re the only smart one out there paying attention and there are a lot of idiots out there doing stupid things. You have to be ready and alert for those other idiots out there.

“What really touches me is you will find a drunk driver who has run into somebody who has not been drinking. They’re dead. He’s still alive. Like this family that was killed on 385. That is intolerable. Do not drink and drive. There is no reason to do that.

“Be careful. Put your full attention on the roadways. Especially if you are traveling on the roadways. Your family is the most precious thing in your life.”

Reynolds said there will be road checks continuing through the holidays.

• More on designated drivers.

• Read more on impaired driving.

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