Law enforcement officials will kick off a new campaign on Friday that focuses on motorists who are driving while impaired. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Brent Bernhardt:
“The upcoming “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign” is a statewide campaign,”said Bernhardt,” Obviously, the Missouri State Highway Patrol works very hard to remove impaired drivers from our roadways, but during this time we’re going to be holding several different DWI saturations or moving patrols in various counties and a sobriety checkpoint.”
Bernhardt reminds drivers that drinking and driving can lead to possible jail time, loss of one’s driver’s license and/or being sentenced to the use of an ignition interlock system. The campaign will run through September 3rd.
Troop B Officers To Participate In “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” DWI Enforcement Campaign
Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Troop B officers will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies in the “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign from August 17, 2012 through September 3, 2012. During this time period, troopers will be conducting DWI enforcement programs in the Troop B area that will include DWI saturations and a sobriety checkpoint.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver license or being sentenced to the use of ignition interlock systems. Financial effects could include increased insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential of losing one’s job or job prospects. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
“Drinking and driving is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Captain Wilt. “The Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue to vigorously enforce Missouri DWI laws.”