Missouri roads are safer thanks to law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers and working to make sure motorists think twice about traffic safety.


Missouri roads are safer thanks to law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers and working to make sure motorists think twice about traffic safety.

The Rolla Police Department participated in the ‘You Drink & Drive, You Lose’ enforcement campaign conducted May 5 through May 9 in the Rolla area. During the enforcement effort, officers made 178 traffic stops, which resulted in five driving while intoxicated arrests, three driving while suspended/revoked arrests, two drug violation arrests and four warrant arrests.

“When we remove an intoxicated driver from the roads, we’re all safer,” said Corporal Tim Mayfield, Rolla Police Traffic Division Supervisor. “Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart decision to drive sober.”

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2008, 262 people were killed, 1,113 seriously injured, and 3,398 received minor injuries in crashes involving an impaired driver.

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