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DWI Patrols Begin Friday in Kirkwood

More Kirkwood officers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers as part of a campaign that runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

Kirkwood police will participate in DWI saturation patrols beginning Friday as part of a two-week effort to keep impaired drivers off the road.

The campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” runs through Sept. 3.

Kirkwood Police Chief Jack Plummer says in a statement that driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences.

Other cities surrounding St. Louis, like Webster Groves, also are conducting patrols that target drunk drivers.

Additionally, specially trained officers from the St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol will conduct sobriety checkpoints during the campaign, according to a news release. St. Louis County police say inconvenience to motorists will be minimal.

"Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the ," Chief Tim Fitch says in the release. "The use of checkpoints has been proven to be an effective method to accomplish this goal."

For more information, visit Arrive Alive - Save MO Lives.

-Patch editor Sheri Gassaway contributed to this report. 

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