August/Labor Day Crackdown on "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"

From a Cape Girardeau Police Department news release
Law enforcement officers across Missouri have announced that they are cracking down on drunk driving by participating in the Statewide DWI Enforcement Campaign. The Cape Girardeau Police Department will be participating in this effort by working with the Southeast Missouri DWI Task Force in a sobriety checkpoint during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. The campaign period is from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5, 2016.
The August/Labor Day Weekend holiday is particularly dangerous. During the August/Labor Day weekend holiday Aug. 21-Sept. 7, 2015, five people were killed and 53 were seriously injured involving at least one substance-impaired driver.
Cape Girardeau Police Chief Wes Blair states, “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 judgement and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you choose 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.”
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