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St. Louis County Drunk Driving Crackdown This Weekend

Police will conduct operation A.R.R.E.S.T. this weekend in St. Louis County to crack down on impaired driving.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers made the announcement of the crackdown in a news release.

According to the release, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) will take place in St. Louis County Saturday. The operation will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 3 a.m., Sunday.

"The purpose of Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. is to increase the motoring public’s awareness of the potential hazards of operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition," the MSHP stated in the release.

Six Missouri state troopers will be conducting the operation across the county this weekend.

"Troopers continually work to maximize enforcement efforts in deterring impaired driving, to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri roadways, and to reduce fatalities and injuries through vigorous enforcement of Missouri traffic laws," the MSHP stated.

The Patrol is also using the operation to encourage drivers to protect themselves by making sure everyone in a car is properly restrained in a seat belt or child seat.

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