Law officers from Oklahoma, three other states cracking down on drunken drivers

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas will participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program Friday through Sept. 3.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: August 16, 2012

Nearly 100 law enforcement officers from four states turned out recent ly to kick off a program to crack down on drunken drivers.

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas will participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program that runs through Sept. 3.

“This four-state event is a symbol of the unified effort across the United States to cut down on impaired driving crashes,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Garrett Vowell said in a prepared statement.

The “don't drink and drive” message is a combined message from law enforcement, firefighters and other rescue personnel, he said.

“If you choose otherwise, law enforcement will be watching, and you will be arrested,” Vowell said.

In Oklahoma, a person operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level higher than .08 is driving illegally.

Troopers, a prosecutor and others from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri spoke during the kickoff. Speakers said drunken driving crashes are not accidents — they are 100 percent preventable.

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