Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement a Sucess
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office’s August/Labor Day Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign a Success
Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the national August/Labor Day Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance–impaired driving crackdown a major success, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported that one substance-impaired driving arrests, 4 other significant arrests and nine (9) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from August 21-September 7, 2015.
"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," he said. "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.
Last year there were 197 fatal and 659 serious injury crashes in 2014 that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1 ¾ days and one substance-impaired driving serious injury ½ day. There were 11 people killed and 42 seriously
injured in Missouri traffic crashes involving a substance-impaired driver from August 15, 2014 through September 1, 2014.
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.