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'Sober or Slammer' DUI campaign kicks off

SOUTH CAROLINA (WCSC) -

People across South Carolina will come together Thursday to kickoff the "Sober or Slammer" campaign.

It's an effort organized by the Department of Public Safety to raise awareness during the busy labor day week.

Its goal is to prevent traffic deaths as part of the "Target Zero" effort.

Officials with the highway patrol report almost 350 people were killed in South Carolina due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2012.

Medical personnel, first responders, local law enforcement, and families or victims impacted by drunk drivers will come together statewide at different locations to raise awareness on the issue.

The event will be held at 11 am at the City of Charleston Fire Department Headquarters.

That's located at 1451 King Street.

For more information on DUI's and this campaign click HERE.

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