Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Barry County Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers Fourth of July Weekend

       BarryCounty, MO – The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of allMissouritraffic fatalities.  In 2011, 220 people were killed and 902 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.  That’s why the Barry County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri Law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving July 3-8, 2012.

     The Barry County Sheriff’s Office will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI Saturation patrols enforcingMissouri’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.

     “Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Sheriff Mick Epperly.  “Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

     For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.


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