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Community Safety

Saturation Patrol Set For Saturday, May 4

Springfield police officers will be paying extra attention Saturday night as people head out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  The police department will conduct a saturation patrol and will proactively seek out drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Extra officers will be on duty and will be funded by a Missouri Department of Transportation grant.

Anyone suspected of driving under the influence could face arrest, incarceration and fines, according to the SPD.

National Highway Safety Administration statistics show that every day 29 people in the U.S. die in a crash caused by an impaired driver.  And the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes is over $40 billion.