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Examiner
  • Police to crackdown on drunk drivers

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  • Blue Springs police will be agressively looking for drunk drivers as part of the nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown running from Dec. 13 through Jan. 2.
    The drunk driving crackdown will implement high-visibility enforcement and high-profile events over the winter holidays.
    “Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said in a press release. “In 2012, 230 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea.”
    McCoy added that if a driver has any doubt about their sobriety, they should not get behind the wheel. “If you chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses.”
    “Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk,” says Blue Springs Public Information Officer Jennifer Dachenhausen. “Remember we will be out in force and we will be watching.”
    For more information about the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov or www.saveMOlives.com
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