Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Impaired driving suspected in multiple fatal crashes over July 4 weekend

This past holiday weekend also was deadly on the roads. A total of five people died in four vehicle crashes in Kansas City from July 2 to 5. Three of the four crashes involved possible impairment (intoxicated drivers) as a contributing factor for the accidents.

Police also conducted a DUI checkpoint at 4040 Main from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday night and early Saturday morning, stopping 745 cars and making 20 DUI arrests. 

These are such scary statistics, and for the loved ones of those who died in this weekend's crashes, they are far more than stats. They are terrible tragedies. Please don't contribute to another tragedy. Never, ever drive intoxicated.

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