October 21, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Sobriety Checkpoint Planned

The Springfield Police Department in a joint effort with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Missouri Department of Transportation, will be cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend in an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.

Make no mistake — driving while intoxicated is a crime and is one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2009, 268 people were killed and 1,134 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. In Springfield alone, four people were killed and 127 injured.

We are all part of the solution! These tragedies are preventable when drivers make a simple, smart choice not to drink and drive. Don’t risk it!

For more information on impaired driving, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

Media Contact: Lt. Faye Barksdale (417) 864-1723

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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