CPD conducts holiday DWI effort

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Cassville Police Department took part in the 2012 Holiday DWI (driving while intoxicated) Enforcement Campaign Dec. 10, 2012 through Dec. 16, 2012.

"When we remove a drunk driver from the roads, we are all safer," said Chief Dana Kammerlohr. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to drive sober."

Cassville officers stopped 17 vehicles and issued 13 verbal warnings and four speeding tickets during the effort. No driving while intoxicated arrests were made during the enforcement effort.

Verbal warnings were given for following too close, stop sign violations, speeding and other moving violations.

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in the state. In 2011, 234 people were killed and 945 individuals were seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.

DWI enforcement efforts are designed to take impaired drivers off area roadways and make travel safer across Missouri.

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