The Manchester Police Department warns that officers are cracking down on drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend.
Manchester Police Detective Sgt. Dan West told Town and Country-Manchester Patch that his department is participating in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols throughout the holiday weekend.
West said Manchester police will beef up patrols to enforce Missouri’s DWI laws in hopes of keeping drunk drivers off the road.
"Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver's licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job or job prospects," West said in a news release. "When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation. "
"Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” Manchester Police Chief Tim Walsh said in the release. “Our message is simple and unwavering: You drink and drive, you lose.”