MO law enforcement cracking down on 420 drugged-driving

MO law enforcement cracking down on 420 drugged-driving
April 20 is known as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana.

JEFFERSON CITY (KFVS) - Law enforcement across Missouri will be out in full force cracking down on drug impaired drivers on April 19-20.

April 20 is known as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana.

“Driving drug-impaired or riding with someone who is drug-impaired is not worth the risk,” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway safety and traffic engineer. “Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while substance-impaired can be significant. The consequences are serious and real.”

According to 2018 data, 78 people were killed and 142 were seriously injured in state-wide traffic crashes that involved at least one drug-impaired driver.

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