Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the national August/Labor Day Holiday Crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported one substance-impaired driving arrest, three (3) other significant arrest and four (4) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from August 18 - September 3, 2017. 95 warnings were also issued for various other violations.
"I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region's roadways safer," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.
"Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals," Sheriff DeLay said. "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways."
Preliminary data shows in 2016, there were 218 fatalities and 664 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.
During the holiday August 19-September 5, 2016, 16 people were killed and 34 seriously injured which involved at least one substance-impaired driver. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
For more information, visit the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com.