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MEDIA RELEASE: You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

Police Department Press Release, City of Pittsburg

August 17, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Released by Sgt. Travis Bowman

The Pittsburg Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies across the State of Kansas in a campaign aimed at removing drunk and otherwise impaired drivers from the roadways. The “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose” campaign is supported by a federal grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, which begins on August 20, 2022 and extends through Labor Day, September 7, 2022.

It is illegal to drive while impaired, yet one person is killed in a drunk driving crash every fifty-two minutes in the United States. Just one drink before driving can impair thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination, putting you and others in danger on the roadway.

According to Police Chief Brent Narges, the “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” enforcement campaign is intended to remind drivers to take a moment to consider how it would be to begin every day with the memory of your decision if it resulted in injury or death. If you are driving impaired, you are not only more likely to crash, but that crash is much more likely to cause serious injury or death. Think about your family, your friends, your coworkers, and neighbors.

You can count on this agency to vigorously enforce impaired driving and other traffic laws, not just during this enforcement campaign but all through the year in order to save lives.

The Pittsburg Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our community by preventing impaired driving and through the prevention of criminal activity. Anyone with information concerning criminal activity is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.