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      Law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers

      National statistics show that over 10,000 people are killed every year in traffic crashes caused by impaired driving.

      National statistics show that over 10,000 people are killed every year in traffic crashes caused by impaired driving.

      The Missouri State Highway Patrol's number one priority is to remove impaired drivers off theroadways, whether an alcohol or drug impairment.

      You can help protect your family from drunk drivers by looking for these signs of intoxication among other motorists. "Well obviously, if you see somebody driving in an erratic manner, if you see somebody crossing the center line or maybe running off on to the shoulder, maybe not using turn signals or not dimming headlights at night time," said Sergeant Brent Bernhardt with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "Those things are some indication that the driver could be impaired."

      Bernhardt says those are reportable offences and the patrol encourages you to contact your local law enforcement.

      While law enforcement works hard to eliminate drunk driving, drivers must continue to be vigilant on the roadways.