Giant nutcrackers on display for DUI crackdown

Posted at 8:52 PM, Dec 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-18 22:52:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Liquor stores in Utah have a new, imposing figure out front as 8-foot tall nutcrackers are on display to remind drivers to stay safe.

The displays are there to remind drivers that police will be cracking down on those driving under the influence during the holidays. The nutcrackers are being positioned outside of Utah liquor stores in Salt Lake City and Bountiful.

Utah Second District Court Judge Thomas L. Kay said people should be aware of the consequences DUI can bring about.

"Most of these people think they are never going to get caught, and if they are they don’t know the consequences,” Kay said. “"From a financial point of view you’re going to pay almost $2,500 in fees or fines, you may pay $2,000 more for a lawyer. If you hit another car or property you’ll pay restitution."

Chief Tom Ross of the Bountiful Police Department said people can still have fun while being responsible.

"You can have those parties, have a great time, and still be safe on the roads,” he said.