Lawrence County's Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign a Success
Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the States May/Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported one (1) substance-impaired driving arrest, seven (7) other significant arrests and fifteen (15) citations were made during the enforcement period. Approximately 150 warnings were issued for various other hazardous moving violations during the enforcement which ran May 4, 15, 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, impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways. "There were 196 people killed and 652 seriously injure din 2016 Missouri traffic crashers that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs). That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driving involved fatality every two days."
A substance-impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in 12 of the fatalities and 66 of the serious injures.
During May 5 - 16, 2016, two (2) people were killed and 25 seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs).
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 Youth Alcohol Enforcement "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.