CLAYON, Mo. (KSDK) - Clayton police will be cracking down on drunk drivers until Labor Day as part of a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving.
The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Clayton, will run from Aug. 16 until Sept. 2.
About one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more impaired drivers or motorcycle operators, according to Clayton Police Chief Thomas Bryne.
More than 200 people died in Missouri crashes that involved impaired drivers last year.
"We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea," Bryne said.
"Not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, but also your judgment about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, don't get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses."
During the Labor Day Weekend in 2012, three people were killed in wrecks involving drunk drivers.
For more information, visit the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign headquarters at www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov or www.saveMOlives.com.