03/20/2015

Results from St. Patrick's Day DWI Enforcement Released

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office St. Patrick’s Day Holiday ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown a major success, Lawrence County reported that no  drunk driving arrests were made.  More and more people are making the right choice to not drink and drive.  One fugitive was arrested with seven active warrants and 18 citations were issued for various violations.  100 warnings were also issued to motorists during the enforcement period, which ran from March 14-17, 2015.

“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 individual,” he said.  “Each year, drunk driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.  “In2013, 218 people were killed and 666 seriously injured on Missouri’s roadways in accidents that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.”

During the 2014 St. Patrick’s holiday in Missouri, 247 DWI arrests were made statewide.

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 St. Patrick’s holiday “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.

 

 
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