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Dexter Police call 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign a success

DEXTER, MO (AP) -

The Dexter Police Department participated in the Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

Dexter Police say the campaign was a success.

During the campaign, officers arrested one person for felony substance-impaired driving. Another 8 citations were issued during the enforcement period.

The campaign ran from Dec. 15, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017.

“Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” said Lieutenant Joshua Benton.

“Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways. Data shows in 2015, there were 197 fatalities that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days," Benton said.

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign headquarters.

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