The ECHO DUI Task Force is a partnership between the Chester County Sheriff's Office, Chester Police Department, SC Highway Patrol, Fort Lawn Police Department, and the Great Falls Police Department. Together we are working to stop Drinking and Driving and Underage Drinking in Chester County.
Research shows that increased enforcement has a direct affect on reducing fatalities caused by drinking and driving and underage drinking. Through this partnership we are able to conduct safety check points, compliance checks, and saturation patrols throughout Chester County.
In 2016, there were 52 alcohol related collisions that happened in Chester County. Due to those collisions, 18 people lost their lives. It is our hope that through this grant we will reduce the number of crashes throughout our county. It is the ECHO DUI Task Force's belief that when it comes to the loss of life, 1Lifeis1tooMany!