Manhattan, Kan. — During the period of August 20 through Labor Day, September 7, the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) will join other agencies across Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roadways during the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. enforcement campaign.
One person is killed in a drunk driving crash every 52 minutes in the United States. Alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination – just one drink before driving can put you and others in danger.
“Before getting behind the wheel, please take a moment to think about the decision you’re about to make,” RCPD Patrol Captain Greg Steere said. “If you drive impaired, you’re not only more likely to crash, but that crash is much more likely to cause serious injury or death.”
RCPD will continue to emphasize enforcement of impaired driving and other traffic laws throughout the year in order to save lives.