JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is reminding drivers that “driving impaired changes everything.” The special campaign message aims to highlight the issue of drunk driving, and the consequences. missouri coalition roadway safety

Missouri is planning a statewide impaired driving crackdown for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
More than 200 Missouri law enforcement agencies will take part in the crackdown that will put additional officers on the road March 17th, 2016, through March 20th, 2016, who are committed to removing impaired drivers from the roads.

“Statewide, law enforcement made 197 DWI arrests during a similar campaign in March of 2015,” says Colonel Bret Johnson, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. “Officers are committed to removing impaired drivers from our roads.”

According to a recent press release from the Missouri Department of Transportation, a person who causes a fatal crash while intoxicated, can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of prison time, a $5,000 fine, or both.

To learn more, visit the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s website.