August 12, 2019

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose ◊

 

Released by Hali Rowland

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Thursday, August 15th through Monday, September 2nd the Riley County Police Department is joining other local and state police agencies across Kansas in a concentrated effort to remove drunk and other drugged drivers from the roads. ‘You Drink, You Drive, You Lose,’ is a campaign facilitated by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

According to KDOT, alcohol and other drugs are implicated in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. For your safety, and the safety of others on the roadway, drive sober.  

Your safety in the community and on the roadways is our concern,” Lieutenant Daryl Ascher said. “Having officers participate in this campaign is one small step in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the roadway.”

Citizens can also help during the enhanced enforcement, and even outside of the campaign by watching for suspicious driving behaviors. Note the location, a description of the suspect’s vehicle, and its direction of travel, then call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life.