03/21/2016

DWI Enforcement Statistics Released

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Crackdown

 

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s St. Patrick’s Day DWI

Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

Enforcement Campaign a Success

 

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national St. Patrick's Day crackdown “Drive

Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving crackdown a major success, Lawrence County reported one substance-impaired driving arrests, seven other significant arrests and 11 citations were issued and 79 warnings were issued during the enforcement period, which ran from March 17-20, 2016.

 

“I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region’s roadways safer,” said Sheriff 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.  In 2015, there were 163 fatalities and 575 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 2 days.

 

During the St. Patrick’s Day holiday March 14-17, 2015, two (2) people were killed and seven (7)

seriously injured which, involving 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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