Major Success for Lawrence Co. Holiday “Drive Sober” Campaign

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office had an uneventful holiday season – and that is being considered a success.

The sheriff’s office sent a press release informing that their Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign ended on January 1 with no substance-impaired driving offenses.

Six citations were given during the enforcement period – which was conducted from Dec. 15 through New Year’s Day – with a total of 150 warning issued for other violations.

“I am proud of our deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region’s roadways safer,” said Sheriff Brad DeLay.

“Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” Sheriff DeLay said. “Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.”

Four felony arrests were carried out as well as eight individuals arrested for outstanding warrants.

In comparison, last year’s holiday crackdown from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3 resulted in 11 eleven fatalities and 25 seriously injured involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along with almost 10,000 law enforcement agencies in the county for this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

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