You drink, you drive, you lose; got it?
March 12, 2008
Law enforcement officers across Missouri will be cracking down on drunk driving with increased enforcement March 14-17. The Joplin Police Department will be no exception.

It is never worth the risk to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers could lose their licenses, pay large fines or worst of all, cause tragic losses of life, Lane Roberts, Joplin chief of police warned.

In 2006 273 people died in more than 7,900 alcohol related traffic crashes, resulting in a death or injury every 1.6 hours.Keep the statistics in mind and heed the warning.

Three simple rules should be followed when drinking. They are:

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