Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Troop B officers will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies in the "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign from August 16, 2013 through September 2, 2013. During this time period, troopers will be conducting DWI enforcement programs in the Troop B area that will include DWI saturations and a sobriety checkpoint.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver license or being sentenced to the use of ignition interlock systems. Financial effects could include increased insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential of losing one's job or job prospects. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
"Drinking and driving is simply not worth all the consequences," stated Captain Wilt. "The Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue to vigorously enforce Missouri DWI laws."
The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt, child restraint or is wearing an approved life jacket.