CPD releases Drunk Driving Crackdown arrest numbers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Cassville Police Department didn't make any DWI arrest during the May 1-12 drunk driving crackdown.

Officers did issue two citations for driving while on a suspended license. There were a total of 10 vehicles stopped during the crackdown, which the Cassville Police Department participated in.

Missouri law enforcement participated in the crackdown on underage drinking to ensure Missouri youth celebrate safe and sober so they could "Arrive Alive" at prom and graduation.

It is illegal for someone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a zero tolerance law. For those who are under 21, licenses will be suspended if caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in their systems.

Impaired driving contributes to 28 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. Between 2011 and 2013, 85 people were killed and 318 seriously injured in Missouri roadway crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21.

For more information, people may visit saveMOlives.com