Dexter PD releases Holiday DWI results for 2017 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Dexter PD releases Holiday DWI results for 2017

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

Dexter Police arrested two fugitives, issued 31 citations and 41 warnings during their Holiday DWI period which is between Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

"Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals," said Chief Sammy Stone. "Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America's highways. Last year, there 233 fatalities and 700 serious injuries that involved at least one substance-impaired driver. The equated to one substance-impaired driver fatality every one and a half days, and one serious injury every half day."

During the 2016-17 Holiday DWI period, there were 44 fatalities and 193 serious injuries. Seven fatalities and fourteen serious injuries involved impaired drivers.

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