December 08, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police to Participate in Statewide DWI Saturation Patrols

Officers of the Springfield Police Department will be participating in a statewide effort to remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways. Enforcement efforts will be increased with a focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers. A grant received from the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division will fund this effort.

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2009, 271 people were killed and 1,140 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. In Springfield alone, 4 people were killed and 127 injured. These tragedies are preventable when drivers make a simple, smart choice not to drink and drive. Don't risk it! We are all part of the solution, so please consider the following tips:

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

Media Contact: Cpl Matt Brown PAO (417)864-1786
Authorized by: Lt. Faye Barksdale

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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