As part of the Columbia Police Department’s continual efforts to keep our roads safe, CPD will increase enforcement of impaired driving laws during the upcoming weekend of May 17-19. Using a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division, CPD will have additional officers on duty to specifically focus on impaired driving enforcement.
"It’s simply not worth taking the chance by driving intoxicated when it is easy to hand your keys over to a sober person or call a taxi or use a ride-hailing service to safely get you where you need to be,'' Interim Police Chief Geoff Jones said.
In 2018, 921 people were killed on Missouri roadways. Of the 921 deaths, approximately 8% of the deaths involved at least one driver who was under the influence of alcohol.