April 22nd, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Village of Calverton Park Police Department (314) 524-1212
Your Calverton Park Police Department is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers
Zero Tolerance Means Zero Chances
With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement wants to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober.
Calverton Park Police
will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies
to crack down on drunk driving May 2-13, 2013.
It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri,
yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers
causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways.
Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law.
If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver 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.
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,” stated Chief Delia.
“Zero tolerance means zero chances: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Between 2010 and 2012, 77 people were killed and 363 seriously injured in Missouri roadway crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21.
For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.
The Calverton Park Police Department continually strives to protect the motoring public, along with the children that attend school, in the North Florissant Rd area.
As of January 8th, 2013, Missouri’s first state approved speed camera is now in effect, issuing only warnings, in the 1200 blk of North Florissant Rd.
The warning period will last 30 days.
After the warning period the speed camera system by American Traffic Solutions will issue citations to anyone traveling 11mph over the posted speed limit before and after school functions.
Appropriate signs have been posted in this area.
We are here to serve YOU and will continue to strive to do so.
Bruno and Julie Smith
1368 N. Elizabeth Ave.