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Lawrence County's August/Labor Day Crackdown DWI Enforcement Crackdown 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the national August/Labor Day Holiday Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported one substance-impaired driving arrest, three (3) other significant arrest and four (4) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from August 18 - September 3, 2017.  95 warnings were also issued for various other violations.

"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, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways."

Preliminary data shows in 2016, there were 218 fatalities and 664 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.  That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.

During the holiday August 19-September 5, 2016, 16 people were killed and 34 seriously injured which involved at least one 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 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

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

 

August 2017 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC August 2017
DWI 5
DWR/DWS/NO DL 5
SPEEDING 73
FAIL TO REGISTER 33
LANE VIOLATION 25
FAIL TO STOP 8
NO INSURANCE 9
NO SEATBELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 4
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 28
NO FRONT PLATE 14
INVESTIGATIVE 0
WARRANT ARREST 9
OTHER HMV 3
OTHER NON HMV 4
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 196
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITIATIONS 24
TOTAL WARNINGS 181
CALLS FOR SERVICE August 2017
STEALING/THEFT 35
BURGLARY 12
PROPERTY DAMAGE 10
ASSAULT 3
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 31
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 3
NARCOTICS 1
HARASSMENT 10
ALARM 22
FIRES 6
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 24
TRESPASS 8
CIVIL MATTER 26
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 89
DEATH 0
MOTORIST ASSIST 10
911 HANG UP 31
CHECK WELL BEING 35
ANIMAL 22
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 66
MEDICAL 20
CHECK VEHICLE 33
CITIZEN CONCERN 87
PYSCOLOGICAL CALL 5
MISCELLANEOUS 56
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 5
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 629
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 31
   

August/Labor Day Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Weekend Crackdown

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Will Target Substance-Impaired Drivers.

 

Local deputies will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide August/Labor Day Crackdown weekend "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown.  The crack down, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Lawrence County will run from August 18 - September 3, 2017.

The effective nationwide substance-impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance-impaired driving over the August/Labor Day weekend holiday.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said its deputies will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive impaired (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alco0hol.  The latest statistics from the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation's continuing drunk driving epidemic.

"Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance-impaired drivers or motorcycle operators," said Sheriff DeLay.  "Preliminary data indicates in 2016, 218 people were killed and 664 seriously injured on Missouri's roadways in crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver."  That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driver involved fatality every 1 - 3/4 days and one substance-impaired driving serious injury every 1/2 day.

Sheriff DeLay added the August/Labor Day Weekend holiday is particularly dangerous.  During the August/Labor Day weekend holiday August 19 - September 5, 2016, 16 people were killed and 34 seriously injured involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

"Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces substance-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Lawrence County's roadways safer for everyone through the holiday," said Sheriff DeLay.

"We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel impaired is a terrible idea.  Unfortunately, no only does being under the influence impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive.  If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel.  If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested.  no warnings.  No excuses," Sheriff DeLay said.

Sheriff DeLay noted that being arrested for driving under the influence of any substance brings a wide range of negative consequences into one's life.  Substance-impaired drivers face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job.  When family, friends and co-workers find out, violator also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

"Driving while impaired is simply not worth the risk.  So don't take the chance.  Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,'" said Sheriff DeLay.

For more information, visit the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Headquarters at www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov, or www.SaveMOlives.com.

 

July 2017 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC July 2017
DWI 3
DWR/DWS/NO DL 4
SPEEDING 82
FAIL TO REGISTER 22
LANE VIOLATION 14
FAIL TO STOP 5
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEATBELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 4
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 18
NO FRONT PLATE 5
INVESTIGATIVE 4
WARRANT ARREST 0
OTHER HMV 2
OTHER NON HMV 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 163
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITIATIONS 9
TOTAL WARNINGS 161
CALLS FOR SERVICE July 2017
STEALING/THEFT 24
BURGLARY 13
PROPERTY DAMAGE 13
ASSAULT 8
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 41
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 2
NARCOTICS 2
HARASSMENT 14
ALARM 18
FIRES 6
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 17
TRESPASS 1
CIVIL MATTER 51
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 85
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 5
911 HANG UP 52
CHECK WELL BEING 18
ANIMAL 13
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 21
MEDICAL 16
CHECK VEHICLE 31
CITIZEN CONCERN 72
PYSCOLOGICAL CALL 4
MISCELLANEOUS 30
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 4
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 558
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 9
   

 

June 2017 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC June 2017
DWI 0
DWR/DWS/NO DL 1
SPEEDING 32
FAIL TO REGISTER 13
LANE VIOLATION 10
FAIL TO STOP 5
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEATBELT 1
C AND I DRIVING 11
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 8
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 2
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 0
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 68
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITIATIONS 5
TOTAL WARNINGS 58
CALLS FOR SERVICE June 2017
STEALING/THEFT 12
BURGLARY 13
PROPERTY DAMAGE 6
ASSAULT 5
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 28
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 6
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 7
ALARM 21
FIRES 4
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 15
TRESPASS 11
CIVIL MATTER 33
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 81
DEATH 5
MOTORIST ASSIST 10
911 HANG UP 31
CHECK WELL BEING 24
ANIMAL 19
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 25
MEDICAL 19
CHECK VEHICLE 31
CITIZEN CONCERN 64
PYSCOLOGICAL CALL 3
MISCELLANEOUS 43
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 5
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 517
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 14
   

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office To Participate in NHTSA Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office To Participate in NHTSA Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign

“Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”

 

Motorists enjoying the first signs of summer are advised to maintain the speed limit as they travel. Between July 21 – 23, Lawrence County will join participating law enforcement from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri , Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma in Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign.  Officers will be on the lookout for those who are traveling above the speed limit on all roadways.

Law Enforcement officers across the state will patrol approximately 869 miles of roadway. By concentrating law enforcement on high traffic corridors, organizers hope to put motorists on guard and encourage safe driving.

Local Impact

“Speeding is a serious problem on Lawrence County roadways and has contributed to multiple traffic crashes, especially those that resulted in deaths. Too many of our fellow citizens are impacted by drivers who drive too fast for the road conditions or exceed the speed limit,” said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  “In order to get drivers to slow down and reduce the number of crashes and fatalities, we plan to intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Lawrence County.  We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding,” he said.

National Impact

Nationwide, approximately 9,536 crash fatalities in 2015 were related to a driver exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions. Eighty0-six percent of all speeding-related traffic fatalities occurred on local roads where the posted speed limits were 55 miles per hour or under.  A crash is considered speeding-related if the driver was exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions at the time.

“Our goal is to save lives and we’re putting all drivers on alert – the posted speed limit IS THE LAW. No more warnings and no more excuses.  When it comes to speeding:  Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine,” said Sheriff DeLay.

For more information please visit http://trafficsafetymarketing.gov/.

 

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Fourth (4th) of July Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement a Success

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Fourth (4th) of July Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement a Success

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national Fourth (4th) of July Holiday Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reported that one (1) substance-impaired driving arrest, one (1) other significant arrest and ten (10) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from June 30-July 4, 2017.  142 warnings for various other violations were issued.

“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 individual,” he said. “Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.”

In 2016, there were 233 fatalities and 700 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.  During the July 1-4, 2016 holiday period, two (2) people were killed and ten (10) seriously injured in crashes involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

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

 

 

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Joins National Fourth (4th) of July Holiday Crackdown to Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Will Target Substance-Impaired Drivers

Local deputies will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Fourth (4th) of July Holiday "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown.  The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement through Lawrence County, will run from June 30-July 4, 2017.

The effective nationwide substance-impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance-impaired driving over the Fourth (4th) of July Holiday.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said its deputies will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive impaired (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol.  Not only are alcohol impaired drivers a threat to others, new statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate drugged driving has now surpassed drunk driving in fatal crashes.  NHTSA's research shows in 2015, drugs were present in 43% of the fatally-injured drivers more frequently than alcohol was present.

"Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance - impaired drivers or motorcycle operators," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "In 2016, 233 people were killed and 700 seriously injured on Missouri's roadways in crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver."  That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driver involved fatality every 1 3/4 days.

Sheriff DeLay added the Fourth (4th) of July holiday is particularly dangerous.  During the Fourth (4th) of July holiday July 1-4, 2016, two (2) people were killed and ten (10) seriously injured involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

"Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces substance-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Lawrence County's roadways safer for everyone thought the holiday," said Sheriff DeLay.

"We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel impaired is a terrible idea.  Unfortunately, not only does being under the influence impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should, drive.  If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel.  If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested.  No warnings.  No excuses," Sheriff DeLay said.

Sheriff DeLay noted that being arrested for driving under the influence of any substance brings a wide range of negative consequences into one's life.  Substance-impaired drivers face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job.  When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

"Driving while impaired is simply not worth the risk.  So don't' take the chance.  Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,'" said Sheriff DeLay.

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

 

May 2017 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC May 2017
DWI 1
DWR/DWS/NO DL 2
SPEEDING 41
FAIL TO REGISTER 14
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 13
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEATBELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 6
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 13
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 5
WARRANT ARREST 5
OTHER HMV 4
OTHER NON HMV 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 100
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITIATIONS 11
TOTAL WARNINGS 88
CALLS FOR SERVICE May 2017
STEALING/THEFT 19
BURGLARY 14
PROPERTY DAMAGE 10
ASSAULT 3
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 30
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 4
NARCOTICS 2
HARASSMENT 7
ALARM 25
FIRES 7
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 12
TRESPASS 6
CIVIL MATTER 13
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 53
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 6
911 HANG UP 23
CHECK WELL BEING 18
ANIMAL 23
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 16
MEDICAL 9
CHECK VEHICLE 16
CITIZEN CONCERN 54
PYSCOLOGICAL CALL 7
MISCELLANEOUS 43
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 6
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 431
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 17
   

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 22 - June 4.  During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of eight (8) traffics including two (2) seat belt tickets; three (3) speeding tickets and three (3) other tickets for hazardous moving violations.  One felony arrest, one drug arrest and three fugitives were apprehended as well.  161 warnings were issued for various other violations as a result of the crackdown.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled.  Missouri's seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years.  Missouri has an 81 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 88 percent.  Tees and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle up at 70 and 69 percent.

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

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