The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the 2012 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign conducted Dec. 10 through Dec. 16.
During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of three traffic tickets. Those included one driving while intoxicated, one safety belt ticket and one other traffic violation. A total of 45 warnings were also issued for various other traffic violations. One felony arrest was made as a result of the crackdown.
"When we remove a drunk driver from the roads, we're all safer," said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to drive sober."
Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri.
In 2011, a total of 234 people were killed and 945 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.
Enforcement efforts like this one help to take impaired drivers off the road and make travel in Missouri safer.