Springfield, Mo. – In advance of the holiday weekend, the Springfield Police Department arrested four impaired drivers during Saturday’s saturation patrol.
During the five-hour saturation patrol, officers used marked patrol vehicles to enforce hazardous moving violations commonly associated with intoxicated driving. There were 29 vehicles stopped during this patrol. In addition to the four drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated, 12 citations were issued.
As a reminder, consequences of impaired 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.
Always have a plan for how to get home. Drunk driving is not worth the consequences. If you drink and drive, you lose.
Saturation patrols are funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division.
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Cris Swaters, PAO
Authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson