During the Madison County Sheriff’s Department’s participation in the national St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown the department reported five drunk driving arrests, four drug arrests, and 33 citations were made March 14-17.
I am proud of our deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region’s roadways safer, said Sheriff Robert Spain.
“Drunk driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” Spain said. “Each year, drunk driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways. “In 2013, 218 people were killed and 666 seriously injured on Missouri’s roadways in accidents that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.”
During the 2014 St. Patrick’s holiday in Missouri, 247 DWI arrests were made statewide.
Madison County deputies joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year’s St. Patrick’s holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com.