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Police say ‘You Drink, You Lose’

Farmington Police will be joining with law enforcement agencies across Missouri to help crack down on impaired drivers.

In addition to ongoing enforcement, officers will be out in force the first weekend in May to help with the statewide effort to draw attention to the concern of impaired drivers killing, injuring and dying on the state’s roadways.

“It’s never worth the risk to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers could lose their license, pay large fines, or worst of all cause a tragic loss of life,” said Farmington Police Sgt. Larry Lacey, the officer in charge of the department’s “You Drink and Drive. You Lose” effort.

To that end, officers will be out cracking down on drunk driving with increased enforcement May 2-5.

In 2006, 273 people died in more than 7,900 alcohol-related traffic crashes, resulting in a death or injury every 1.6 hours.

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