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06/27/2018

Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown

Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown

Post-Enforcement Report

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/27/2018

CONTACT: Rod Parks 417-777-9020 r.parks@polkcountymosheriff.org

Polk County Sheriff Office’s Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign a Success

Polk County Missouri– Declaring participation in the States May/Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving crackdown a major success, Polk County Sheriff Office reported 3 substance-impaired driving arrests, 7 other significant arrests and 14 citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from May 3 - 14, 2018.

“I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region’s roadways safer,” said Undersheriff Rod Parks.

“Substance-Impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” He said. “Each year, impaired driving cost the lives of thousands on America’s highways. “There were 185 people killed and 592 seriously injured in 2017 Missouri traffic crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver (Alcohol and/or drugs). That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driving involved fatality every two days.”

A substance-impaired driver less than 21 years of age was involved in 51 of the fatalities and serious injury crashes.

Polk County Sheriff Office joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year’s Youth Alcohol Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

 

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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