Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the States May/Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported that no substance-impaired driving arrests, were made.  Two other arrests were made for outstanding warrants, eight citations were issued for various offenses and 110 warnings were issued for various other moving violations.  The enforcement period ran from May 5-16, 2016.

"I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region's roadways safer," said Sheriff Brad DeLay

"Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals," Sheriff DeLay said.  "Each year, impaired driving cost the lives of thousands on America's highways.  There were 178 people killed and 605 seriously injured in 2015 Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs).  That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driving involved fatality every two days."

A substance-impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in 17 of the fatalities and 58 of the serious injuries.

During May 1 -12, 2015, four (4) people were killed and eighteen (18) seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs).

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 Youth Alcohol Enforcement "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

For more information, visit the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafetMarketing.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com.


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