The Clayton Police Department has been participating in a statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols which will continue through the Labor Day holiday.
In a press release, police remind area drivers that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 902 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Chief Tom Byrne. “Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
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