St. Peters to setup sobriety checkpoint Dec. 14
The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 218 people were killed and 867 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.
The St. Peters Police Department will participate in sobriety checkpoints on the weekend of Dec. 14 at an undisclosed location, as police attempt to remove impaired drivers from the road.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver’s license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
Missouri has a zero tolerance law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system.
“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” said St. Peters Police Chief Tom Bishop. “It is our goal to keep the streets of St. Peters safe for this holiday season.”