01/01/2017

Holiday DWI Stats Released

 

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 Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign substance–impaired driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported that no substance-impaired driving arrests were made.  Four (4) felony arrests for other charges and a total of eight (8) subjects were arrested on outstanding warrants.  6 citations were made during the enforcement period and  150 warnings were issued for various other violations.  The enforcement ran from December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017.

"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.

Data shows in 2015, there were 197 fatalities that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.

During the holiday December 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016, eleven (11) people were killed and twenty-five (25) seriously injured which 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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