In the last few weeks, we’ve received information from two separate law enforcement agencies warning of a coming crackdown on drunk driving.
The Palmyra Police Department two weeks ago took part in a state-wide initiative against drunk driving, conducting sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols.
“The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities,” Chief Eddie Bogue wrote in a release. “Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” including a wide array of severe legal fallout.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says it has joined forces with several other regional law enforcement agencies to keep the roadways safe and dry.
The Clark County, Lewis County and Scotland County sheriff’s departments, as well as police departments in Edina, Kahoka and Memphis, have created a multijurisdictional DWI task force. This group will participate in “several operations” throughout the affected counties in the coming months, Clark County Sheriff Paul Gaudette wrote in a release. He didn’t elaborate on the details of those operations.
Drunk driving isn’t worth it. And it isn’t cool. Think before you drink, and don’t drink before you drive. No kidding.