|Update: Declaring Billings’ participation in the nation’s annual “Holiday DWI Crackdown” substance-impair driving campaign a success. Billings Police Department reported that 4 speeding tickets; 1 seat belt ticket; 2 suspended driver’s tickets; 1 uninsured motorist ticket; and 9 non-moving violation tickets were issued to motorist; along with 31 verbal warnings. Officers also made 1 drug arrest and 1 warrant arrest during the campaign.
“I’m proud of my officers for their hard work and dedication to making our roadways safer,” said Lt. Karl Cuschieri. “From December 12th through January 1st, we were out looking for and cracking down on impaired and unsafe drivers.”
Billings, Missouri – From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Billings, will run from December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015.
Billings Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving substance-impaired.
“By joining this effort, we will make Billing’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday,” said Lt. Karl Cuschieri. “We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a terrible idea.” “Medication prescribed by your doctor or over the counter medication can often impair a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. If motorists are taking any medications, they should read the label and consult their physician for the possible side effects. Some of these medications will have an enhance impairment effect when taken with alcohol.”