You Drink & Drive, You Lose

August 10, 2011

Hallsville Police Department Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

You Drink & Drive, You Lose

Hallsville Police Department Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers Aug. 19 to Sept. 5

Hallsville, Missouri – The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities.  In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.  That’s why Hallsville Police will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving Aug. 19-Sept. 5, 2011.

Hallsville Police will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, lose of their driver license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks.  Insurance rates go up.  Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects.  When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Chief Tony Fields.  “Our message is simple and unwavering: You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”

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