Local Law Enforcement Agencies are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the State Highway Patrol for a high visibility enforcement campaign to be on the look-out for underage impaired drivers. Spokesperson for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Kelly Jackson says an impaired driver is not only a danger to the public but can also end up facing a number of legal issues.
The “don’t let one moment define you” campaign is being held thru May 12th. The timing for the campaign coincides with statewide prom and graduation dates. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, over the past three years there have been 69 fatal crashes and 208 disabling injury crashes involving impaired drivers under the age of 21.