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No luck for impaired drivers during MSHP crackdown

(Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol) (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

If you choose to drive drunk this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol says your luck will run out.

More than 200 law enforcement agencies across the Show Me State will take part in a special impaired driving crackdown, March 17-20.

“Statewide, law enforcement made 197 DWI arrests during a similar campaign in March of 2015,” said Colonel Bret Johnson, superintendent of the MSHP. “Officers are committed to removing impaired drivers from our roads.”

A person who causes a fatal crash while intoxicated, can be charged with involuntary manslaughter. If convicted they could be sentenced to as much as 7 years in prison; a $5,000 fine; or both.

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