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Chesterfield Cops to 'Crack Down' on Drunk/Drugged Driving

Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson issued this warning beginning August 17.

The Chesterfield Police Department is Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers Aug. 17 to Sept. 3 as part of an ongoing, statewide effort.

The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 902 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver; that’s why the Chesterfield Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving Aug. 17 - Sept. 3, 2012.

The Chesterfield Police Department will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri’s DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up.

Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation. 

“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” Chief Ray Johnson said. “Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com

Denise August 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Drunk driving is not worth the consequences...what consequences? A drunk man got behind the wheel, killed a beloved teacher and gets one year in jail and probation! I'm ALL for the crack down but the penalty has to be stiffer in order to deter people from driving impaired.

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