Chesterfield Police Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers
Starting Aug. 17, Chesterfield police will step up checkpoints to look for impaired drivers.
Joining a state-wide effort, Chesterfield Police will set up checkpoints throughout the city to stop drivers that may be driving under the influence.
The crackdown will take place Aug. 17 through Sept. 3. During those days, drivers can expect not only checkpoints but increased patrols that will be out enforcing Missouri DWI laws.
“The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities,” stated a Chesterfield Police press release. “In 2011, 220 people were killed and 902 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.”
According to that same release, some consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driving licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks.
"Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences," said Chief Ray Johnson in a statement. "Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."