Sobriety Checkpoint 8/31

In 2012, 231 people were killed and 841 seriously injured on Missouri roadways in crashes involving alcohol and drugs. That’s why the Cape Girardeau Police Department actively works to reduce drunk driving including participation in a Southeast Missouri DWI Task Force sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Wes-Blair-HiRes“We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea.  Unfortunately, not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive,” said Cape Girardeau Police Chief Wes Blair.  “If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel.  If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested.  No warnings.  No excuses.”  “Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk.  So don’t take the chance.  Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Law Enforcement officers across Missouri have announced that they are cracking down on drunk driving with increased enforcement from mid-August to Labor Day. For more information on impaired driving, visit