Crackdown During Prom and Graduation Season
JEFFERSON CITY - With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement wants to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. Starting Monday, law enforcement will crack down on underage drunk driving through the month of May.
In 2011, crashes involving an impaired driver killed 208 people in Missouri. In May of 2012, there have already been 249 fatalities state-wide, but not all of those crashes are alcohol-related.
Missouri Law Enforcement wants to remind any driver under the age of 21 if they are caught with even a trace of alcohol in their system, their drivers' license will be automatically suspended.