The Sugar Creek Police Department can be added to the list of law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers across the state. Click to hear KMZU’s Jillian Molloy talk with Sergeant Virginia DeBoard.

Virginia DeBoard

Press Release from the Sugar Creek Police Department:

Missouri roads are safer, thanks to law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers and working to make sure motorists think twice about traffic safety Aug. 19 – Sept. 5, 2011.

The Sugar Creek Police Department participated in the “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.” Crackdown conducted August 19th – September 5th. During the enforcement efforts officers issued a total of 37 traffic tickets including: 5 driving while intoxicated; 12 speeding tickets; 2 safety belts and child restraint tickets and 18 other traffic violations. 1 felony arrests were made as a result of the crackdown.

“When we remove a drunk driver from the roads, we’re all safer,” stated Chief Soule. “Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to driver sober.”

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal crashes in Missouri. In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.