MO law enforcement to crack down on drunk driving over Labor Day weekend

Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 7:37 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2016 at 3:14 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Missouri law enforcement agencies report the August/Labor Day weekend holiday can be dangerous when it comes to drunk drivers.

So, Missouri agencies are announcing a statewide campaign to crack down on impaired driving.

The DWI Enforcement Campaign will consist of a variety of checkpoints and the title, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

In 2015, five people died and 53 were injured as a result of substance-impaired driving.

Cape Girardeau Police Chief Wes Blair issued a statement saying in part, "...getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea."

The campaign will run from August 19 to September 5 of this year.

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