New Have Police And Sheriff's Departments Call Drunk Driving Crackdown Huge Success

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - The New Haven Police and Franklin County Sheriff's Departments declares their participation in the nation’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown a success, the New Haven Police Dept. reported one DWI arrest, two Warrant Arrests, 16 citations ranging from no insurance, speeding, and spinning tires to Driving while Revoked and Using the License Plates of another person.

There was a total of 120 car stops, and 107 warnings for multiple violations including fail to stop at stop signs, equipment violations, speeding and not registering the vehicle.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported that more than 4 drunk driving arrests, 2 fugitive arrests and 74 citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from August 16 to September 2, 2013.

“Drunk driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” Said Chief Sheible. “Each year, drunk driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways."

Chief Sheible and Sgt. Steve Pelton both said they were proud of their officers' hard work and dedication to making area roadways safer.

In 2012, 230 people died in Missouri crashes involving impaired drivers. That’s 230 sons, or daughters, or mothers or dads that didn’t come home to their families. On the Labor Day weekend last year, three were killed due to intoxicated drivers.”

This year, the New Haven Police Department joined with Washington, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies across the nation in this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.