Thursday, September 9, 2010

83 arrested for DUI in two-week enforcement campaign


Joining other law enforcement agencies across the nation, the Kansas City Missouri Police Department recently focused extra enforcement efforts on impaired driving laws during the You Drink & Drive, You Lose campaign August 20 through September 6. During the effort, the DUI Section conducted four sobriety checkpoints and one DUI Wolfpack in addition to regular-duty-hour DUI enforcement. Jackson County Sheriff Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers assisted with some of the checkpoints. Resulting from this enforcement effort was the following arrest activity:

Vehicles stopped-2,635
DUI Arrests-83
Driving While Suspended/Revoked-9
Hazardous Moving Violations-56
Other Traffic Violations-12
Possession of Cocaine-1
Possession of Marijuana -2
Felony Eluding-1
Ignition Interlock Device Violation-1
City warrant arrests -4

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2009, 268 people in Missouri were killed and 1,134 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. Enforcement efforts like this one help to take impaired drivers off the road and make travel in Missouri safer.

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