Dartmouth Police will be joining nearly 150 other law enforcement agencies across the state in an intensive crackdown on drunk drivers. The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is made possible through a federal grant, and provides extra funding to police departments that choose to take part, making it possible for extra patrols to be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

In a written statement, Chief Tim Lee says the message to drivers is simple, "...if we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions."

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is already in effect, and will last through September 1.

Chief Lee says his officers will be "especially vigilant" during the night-time, when impaired drivers are most likely to be on the road.