Holiday Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign:
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Substance–Impaired Drivers
Pevely, Missouri – Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” on substance–impaired driving. The enforcement throughout Pevely, will run from December 15, 2017 – January 1, 2018.
“Twenty-five percent of all Missouri motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2016 involved one or more substance–impaired driver or motorcycle operator. “233 fatalities and 700 serious injuries in 2016 involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1 ½ days and one substance-impaired driving serious injury every ½ day.
The Holiday Weekend is particularly dangerous. During the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday in 2016, from December 15, 2016 through January 1, 2017, there were 44 fatalities and 193 serious injuries, which seven (7) fatalities and fourteen (14) serious injuries involved at least one substance–impaired driver.
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