New Haven Police crack down on drivers

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New Haven, Mo. – The New Haven Police Department took part in the 2012 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DWI Enforcement Campaign.
The enforcement campaign began August 17 through September 3.


Unhampered by the near constant weekend rain, New Haven Officers issued 12 citations for speeding and one for an unlicensed driver.


Officers also issued 20 warnings for speeding and 44 other warnings such as not having your headlights on when it is raining, ignoring stop signs, and crossing the centerline.  During the enforcement period, officers made a total of 85 traffic stops.


However, prior to the enforcement period officers issued four DWI’s, including one to a subject who tested positive for multiple illegal drug usage and two warrant arrests from the 85 traffic stops.


Police Chief John Sheible said, “The grant money is always appreciated and allows us to increase the number of officers on duty.  But our officers consistently are doing their job and doing it well 365 days a year.  All year long our officers work hard, doing their best to ensure the safety and protection for citizens.”