07/05/2017

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Fourth (4th) of July Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement a Success

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office’s Fourth (4th) of July Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement 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 that one (1) substance-impaired driving arrest, one (1) other significant arrest and ten (10) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from June 30-July 4, 2017.  142 warnings for various other violations were 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 individual,” he said. “Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.”

In 2016, there were 233 fatalities and 700 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 July 1-4, 2016 holiday period, two (2) people were killed and ten (10) seriously injured in crashes involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

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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