Missouri & Illinois Driver Alert: Local Police To Implement "Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest" Program
Watch out Missouri and Illinois drunk drivers! Over the upcoming holidays, area police agencies are expected to implement a national program aimed at arresting and successfully prosecuting impaired drivers. The "Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest" Program is aimed at reducing the number of drunk driving injury and death cases by removing impaired drivers from the streets.
The organized police efforts will include the unusual practice of having a Judge "on call" to issue warrants to obtain blood samples in order to get blood-alcohol readings from suspected drunk drivers who refuse the breath test. The program is sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).