Special training hopes to reduce intoxicated drivers - KMOV.com

Special training hopes to reduce intoxicated drivers

(KMOV) -- Specially trained officers in the St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and from the Division of Patrol will be cracking down on motorists this summer to decrease the number of intoxicated drivers on the streets.

There will be DWI enforcement on Saturday, May 29 and Friday, June 11. Motorists will encounter minimal inconvenience.  

"Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the St. Louis County Police," Chief Tim Fitch said. "The use of checkpoints has been proven to be an effective method to accomplish this goal."
 
These officers have received additional training in recognizing when a driver has drank too much to drive or is under the influence of illegal drugs.
 
Officers will also be on the lookout for seatbelt and other types of violations.

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