Police enlisted Officer Claus’ help in keeping drunk drivers out from behind the wheel and off the streets with a witty sign carrying new lyrics to an old favorite song.
“He sees you when you’re speeding, he knows when you don’t brake. He knows if you have had a few, so don’t go over .08,” cautions the warning, to the tune of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” posted by police in Freetown, Mass., about 50 miles south of Boston.
In an era rife with nosy apps, algorithmic stalking and viral internet madness, the surveillance has extended all the way to the North Pole.
The message had a serious underpinning, of course. Hundreds of people die in alcohol-related auto accidents each holiday season, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Drunk driving is against the law in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico,” the DOT says on its web page. “During the Holiday season, law enforcement agencies will increase patrols and drivers will begin seeing a set of ads depicting the consequences of driving drunk.”
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