Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Holiday DWI Crackdown Enforcement Campaign
Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the nation's annual "Holiday DWI Crackdown" substance-impaired driving campaign a major success, Sheriff Brad DeLay reports zero DWI arrests were made. Driver's are making smarter choices and choosing not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated.
One fugitive was apprehended as a result of the enforcement and seven summons were issued for various violations. 60 warnings were also issued for various moving violations.
"I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region's roadways safer," said Sheriff DeLay
"Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals," Sheriff DeLay said. "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways. In 2013, 223 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. "That worked out to about approximately one impaired driving fatality every 1 1/2 days."
There were seven people killed and 69 seriously injured over the counting period for New Years 2012 (6:00 pm, Dec. 31 to midnight Jan. 5). Two of the fatalities and nine of the serious injuries involved a substance-impaired driver.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year's "Holiday DWI Crackdown" campaign.