Misssori Highway Patrol To Increase Holiday DWI Enforcement

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, announced that Troop B Officers will be participating in the statewide 2011 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign to stop people from driving while impaired this holiday season. Enforcement efforts will be increased from December 5th, 2011 through December 12th, 2011, and will focus on reducing deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers.

Some of the potential consequences if you are convicted of DUI or DWI in Missouri:

*For the first conviction (or first conviction in over five years), your drivers license will be suspended for thirty days followed by a sixty day suspension.

*A second conviction can result in a $1000.00 fine, a one-year revocation of your drivers license, and up to a year in jail. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock system on any vehicle you operate, preventing your car from starting when alcohol isdetected.

*Third and subsequent charges can be filed as a Felony DUI, and result in a fine of up to $5000.00, a ten-year license denial, and up to seven years in jail.

*If you cause a fatal crash while intoxicated, you can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony with prison time and fines.

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