Driving impaired could hold major consequences Labor Day weekend

SOURCE: Sikeston Department Of Public Safety

(KBSI) – Law enforcement will be heavy over the Labor Day weekend.

Deputies across the country are gearing up for the weekend with the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Drive High Get A DUI’ campaigns.

Aimed towards encouraging citizens not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle if they are impaired.

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Seargent Tyler Rowe says these campaigns are made possible through grants given to policing agencies that allow them the resources to keep impaired drivers off roadways.

These movements began on August 18 and will run through September 4, 2023.

The National Safety Council reported 531 people died in 2021 during Labor Day weekend and 41 percent of those deaths involved drunk drivers.

Cititzens are encouraged to have a plan for the holiday weekend. 

Its not worth the risk of putting your life at risk or putting other officers, putting motorists’ lives at risk. Says DPS Seargent Tyler Rowe.

If getting out this weekend, you should plan ahead. 

Have a sober designated driver, call an Uber or rideshare service, or simply stay where you are.




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