01/04/2016

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Holiday DWI Enforcement

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Holiday DWI Enforcement

Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign a Success

 

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving crackdown a major success, Lawrence County reported one substance-impaired driving arrest, one felony arrest and five citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016. 110 warnings for various violations were also 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 individuals,” Sheriff DeLay.  “Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.  Last year there were 197 fatalities and 724 serious injuries 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 every ½ day.

 

During the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday in 2014, twenty-five (25) people were killed and eighty-one (81) seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes. From December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015, there were 50 fatalities and 272 serious injuries, which seven (7) fatalities and forty-eight (48) serious injuries 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.

 

 
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