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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI Saturation Patrol. Officers issued 18 violations and made 7 arrests.
Five drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant and one person was arrested on a summons for drug paraphernalia.
The Saturation Patrol was funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Division of Highway Safety.
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.
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer [email protected] 417-864-1786 Release authorized by Lt. Robert Byrne