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Posted on: March 9, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Ferguson Police Department Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over March 16-18

The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That's why the Ferguson Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving March 16-18.

The Ferguson Police Department will participate in DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri's DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

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