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08-13-10

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Information Officer:
August 13th, 2010
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
816-380-8615 Office
816-738-4394 Cell

Sheriff's Office will host one of two statewide press conferences

The Cass County Sheriff's Office will host one of two statewide press conferences on Tuesday August 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the North Sheriff's Office Lot at 2501 W. Mechanic, Harrisonville, Mo.

New DWI Laws Sobering for Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement will crack down on drunk drivers August 20 - September 6

New Missouri DWI legislation will crack down on drunk drivers and make Missouri roads safer. The timely coordination of the new law and an impaired driving campaign will urge drivers to think about the consequences of impaired driving this August and in the months ahead.

This year’s You Drink & Drive, You Lose campaign will take place August 20 through September 6. Law enforcement will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri's DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road. At the same time, advertising messages will remind drivers of the consequences of impaired driving.

One-hundred and ninety-five law enforcement agencies participated in the 2009 "You Drink & Drive, You Lose." campaign from August 21 to September 7 and issued 909 DWI violations. "This is a huge step in the fight against impaired driving," said Leanna Depue, MoDOT Director of Highway Safety. "The new laws will keep drunk drivers off Missouri roads and save innocent lives." In 2009, 280 people were killed, 1140 seriously injured and 3719 received minor injuries in crashes involving an impaired driver.

Now more than ever in Missouri, You Drink and Drive, You Lose. To learn more about impaired driving and how you can Arrive Alive, visit www.savemolives.com.

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