CPD says St. Patrick's Day "Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over" campaign a success

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cassville's Police Department is declaring its participation in the national St. Patrick's Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" drunk driving crackdown a success, as the department made no arrests for drinking and driving.

A total of 20 vehicles were stopped. One warrant arrest was made and two summonses were issued for failing to provide proof of insurance and driving while on a suspended license during the enforcement period, which ran from March 14-17.

"I am proud of our officers for their hard work and dedication to making our region's roadways safer," said Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville police chief. "Drunk driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals. Each year, drunk driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways.

"In 2013, 218 were killed and 666 seriously injured on Missouri's highways in accidents that involved at least one substance-impaired driver."

During the 2013 St. Patrick's holiday in Missouri, 412 DWI arrests were made statewide.

The Cassville Police Department 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.

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