Local law enforcement are reminding the public to be safe and make smart decisions this 4th of July.
Extra patrols will be out over the extended holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers.
Sheriff Leo Dutton said Lewis and Clark County DUI numbers were down last year compared to previous years. He asked the public to continue the trend.
Law enforcement also noted that when boating, whoever is operating the boat should not be drinking. Everyone also needs a life jacket.
“When you’re boating, make sure every child has a life jacket, has it on,” said Dutton. “Every adult has to have a life jacket available to them. Remember how cold our lakes are, they will overcome you quickly with hypothermia.”
Dutton added he hopes people enjoy their Independence Day celebrations, but they should know poor decisions can be potentially deadly to them and those around them.
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News