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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."

Tom Maher August 13, 2012 at 07:38 PM
But the jail time and loss of driving privileges will be limited to those without high-priced legal techs; ignition interlocks MAY be available to those with the help - otherwise, they may be forced to do several days of "community service." Who is kidding whom?
Gthompson01@charter.net August 14, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Thirty percent of traffic fatalities are linked to drunken driving....so we need to to look out for 70 percent of the sober drivers!
Jesda Gulati August 14, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Yet another loss of civil liberties. http://www.motorists.org/dui/roadblock

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