05/13/2015

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign a Success

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national Youth Alcohol Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reported that one (1) drunk driving arrest, four (4) other significant arrests and four (4) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from May 1 – May 12, 2015.  Over 100 warnings were issued for various traffic violations and one stolen vehicle was recovered.

“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.  “There were 191 people killed and 640 seriously injured in 2014 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 14 of the fatalities and 62 of the serious injuries.

During May 1- 12, 2014, six (6) people were killed and twenty-nine (29) seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs).  A substance-impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in tow of the serious injuries.

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.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gove, or www.saveMOlives.com

 
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