09/02/2014

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the nation's annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" drunk driving crackdown a major success, Sheriff Brad DeLay reported more than 3 drunk driving arrests, two felony arrests, three fugitives apprehended, as well as other arrests, and 40 citations were issued during the enforcement period, which ran from August 15 to September 1, 2014.

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

"Drunk driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals," Sheriff DeLay said.  "Each year, drunk 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 approximately one impaired driving fatality every 1 1/2 days."

During the 2013 Labor Day weekend in Missouri, there were 10 people killed and 41 seriously injured in these crashes and 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.TrafficSafetyMarket.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com.

 
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