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St. Peters Police Gearing Up for Drunk Driving Crackdown

The crackdown will start this Friday, Aug. 16 and run until Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.

Just like other municipalities around St. Louis, will be cracking down on impaired drivers in the coming weeks.

Along with other Missouri law enforcement agencies, the St. Peters Police Department recently announced it will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols to help enforce Missouri’s DWI laws and keep impaired drivers off the road. The crackdown will start this Friday, Aug. 16 and run until Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. 

Drivers found to be impaired during the crackdown, or really at any time, can face jail time, the loss of their license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Along with that, insurance rates go up and, of course, legal fees can pile up. 

The nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high–visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

St. Peters Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

According to a release from the St. Peters Police Department, the Labor Day weekend is a dangerous time on the road because of drunk drivers. Police said in 2012, a total of three people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving impaired drivers or motorcycle riders. Of those fatalities, one occurred at noon and the other two occurred at 10 p.m.

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