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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced that it will join the annual statewide "St. Patrick's Day DWI Enforcement" to crackdown on drunk driving over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The police department said they will be actively searching for drunk drivers, and anyone caught driving drunk will be arrested.

Cape Girardeau Police Chief Wes Blair also stressed the wide range of negative consequences of being arrested for drunk driving. These negative consequences could include:

  • Jail time
  • Loss of driver's license
  • Higher insurance rates
  • Attorney fees
  • Court costs
  • Lost time at work
  • Potential loss of job
  • Personal embarrassment when friends, family and coworkers learn of it

Chief Blair said that crashes involving impaired drivers killed 230 people in Missouri in 2012, which is approximately one impaired driving fatality every day-and-a-half.

He emphasized that driving drunk is not worth the risk, and to not take the chance.

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