Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is teaming up with nearly 250 law enforcement departments across the country on August 24 for MADD’s first nationwide “Saturation Saturday.”

The huge DUI enforcement effort is a reminder to drivers that if they drive drunk or impaired by other drugs, they will get caught.

“Saturation Saturday is intended to overwhelm the nation with the message to never drive impaired, and to show our appreciation for the tough work law enforcement officers do every day to stop the violent, preventable crime of drunk and drug-impaired driving,” said MADD National President Helen Witty. “We know that the days before Labor Day weekend are among the most heavily traveled and can be the most dangerous on our roads for the general public and for law enforcement. We want to stand with them to remind everyone that these waning days of summer are a time for fun, not tragedy.”

Saturation Saturday events will include sobriety checkpoints, increased DUI patrols and other enforcement aimed at preventing impaired driving and catching those who make the wrong choice.

MADD staff and volunteers will participate in law enforcement roll calls, checkpoints and ride-alongs to reinforce enforcement activities.