03/15/2010

Sheriff releases statistics from DWI Enforcement

You Drink & Drive.  You Lose.

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

Lawrence County, Missouri - Missouri roads are safer, thanks to law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers and working to make sure motorists think twice about traffic safety.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the You Drink & Drive.  You Lose. crackdown conducted March 12-14.  During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of 38 summons and warnings including:  2 DWI arrests; 19 speeding; 2 safety belt; and 12 other violations including one minor in possession.

"When we remove a drunk driver from the roads, we're all safer," stated Sheriff DeLay.  "Law Enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to drive sober."

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri.  In 2008, 261 people were killed, 1,202 seriously injured and 3,398 received minor injuries in crashes involving an impaired driver.

For more information, please visit saveMOlives.com.

 

 
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