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Greene County Sheriff Joins Crackdown on Drunk Driving

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – As part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving, local police will be out in force from Dec. 13 through Jan. 2, 2014.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. –  As part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving, local police will be out in force from Dec. 13 through Jan. 2, 2014.

As part of the crackdown, police will be on high-visibility enforcement, high profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising in a campaign to curb drunk driving over the holidays.
 
Greene County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies will be aggressively looking fordrunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.
 
“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” says Sheriff Jim Arnott in a news release.  “In 2012, 230 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers.  That works out to approximately one impaired driving fatality every 1 ½ days.”
 
Sheriff Arnott added the winter holidays are particularly dangerous.
 
“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.  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,” Sheriff Arnott said.
 
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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