Quantcast

Lawrence County Missouri Releases Stats From DWI Campaign - KOAM TV 7

Lawrence County Missouri Releases Stats From DWI Campaign

Updated:

    The Lawrence County Missouri sheriff's office on Monday released stats from its holiday DWI enforcement effort.
     The campaign ran from December 15th through January first.
    The department says it made no arrest for substance impaired driving over that time.
    Officers made one felony arrest and issued four citations.
    They gave 165 warnings for various traffic violations.

-----

 FOLLOWING IS A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LAWRENCE COUNTY MISSOURI SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

01/02/2018 - Lawrence County Sheriff's Office's Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Enforcement Campaign a Success
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office's Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Enforcement Campaign a Success
 
Declaring Lawrence County's participation in the national Holiday DWI Enforcement "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported that no substance-impaired driving arrests were made. One (1) felony arrest was made and four (4) citations were issued.  165 warnings for various other traffic violations were issued during the enforcement period, which ran from December 15, 2017 – January 1, 2018.
"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," he said. "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways.
Last year there were 233 fatalities and 700 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1 ½ days and one substance-impaired driving serious injury every ½ day.
During the Christmas and New Year's Eve holiday in 2016 from December 15, 2016 through January 1, 2017, there were 44 fatalities and 193 serious injuries, which seven (7) fatalities and fourteen (14) serious injuries 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 "Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafetymarketing.gov, or www.saveMOlives.com


 


 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Extreme Weather Kills Father and Son

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:06:03 GMT

    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

    More >>

    "We're actually headed to the widow's house to pay our condolences," said Brian Liming. Liming and his friends paid a brief stop to a spot on a county road, just north of Independence, Kansas. It's where Brian's high school classmate Dennis Catron Jr. and his father, Dennis Catron Sr., lost their lives. 

    More >>
  • Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Families Respond: No Charges Sought in Crash that Killed 2 German Cyclists

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:44:13 GMT
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right
    Mr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the rightMr. Büchel on the Left and Mr. Jung on the right

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

    More >>

    After reviewing the Kansas Highway Patrol's investigation, the Cherokee County Kansas Attorney will not file charges against the driver of the van. On May 8th, 2018, two cyclists from Germany were riding on Highway 66 near mile marker 1.8 when they were hit by a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country van. The cyclists, 71-year-old Heinz Gerd Buchel and 74-year-old Harry Jung, died at the scene. The highway patrol report states that the van was traveling west in the right lane of K-66 wh...

    More >>
  • Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Downstream & Quapaw Tribe Donate to Campaign to Legalize Casinos in Arkansas

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:55:28 GMT

    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

    More >>

    An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.