January 01, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

New Year's Eve DWI enforcement

The Springfield Police Department implemented focused DWI enforcement efforts on New Year's Eve, which resulted in 9 DWI arrests. This was a combined effort between regularly scheduled Patrol officers and additional assigned officers paid for out of the Missouri Division of Highway Safety DWI grant.

Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driving privileges, sentencing to use ignition interlocks and increased insurance rates. Financial losses include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of a job.

Drunk driving is not worth the consequences – remember if you drink and drive, you lose.

Media Contact: Captain Vance Holland
O: 864-1722
Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd