St. Patrick’s Day DWI Enforcement Campaign a Success

Osage Beach, MO – Declaring Osage Beach Police Department’s participation in the

national St. Patrick’s Day Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance –

impaired driving crackdown a success. Osage Beach Police Department reported

one (1) substance-impaired driving arrest; seven (7) other significant arrests and fifty-
four (54) contacts were made during the enforcement period, which ran from March

16-19, 2017.

Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s

highways. In 2016, there were 179 fatalities and 643 serious injuries that involved at

least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving

fatality every 2 days.

During the St. Patrick’s Day holiday March 17-20, 2016, 2 people were killed and 8

seriously injured, involving at least one substance-impaired driver. OBPD joined

forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law

enforcement agencies across the country in this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled

Over” campaign.