07/06/2016

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office's Fourth (4th) of July Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown 'Drive Sober or Get PUlled Over' Enforcement Campaign a Success

Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the national Fourth (4th) of July Holiday Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported on substance-impaired driving arrest, one other felony arrest and three citations were made during the enforcement period, 120 warnings were issued for various other traffic violations which ran from July 1-5, 2016.

"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 said.  "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways."

In 2015, there were 192 fatalities and 644 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.  That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.

During the holiday July 3-5, 2015, three (3) people were killed and eight (8) seriously injured, 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 Puled Over" Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com.

 

 

 
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