CLAYTON — St. Louis County police are increasing enforcement against drunk drivers through Sept. 7.
Police say the effort is possible as part of a campaign called: "You Drink and Drive. You Lose."
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said that every hour and a half someone in Missouri is killed or injured by an impaired driver. He said tragedies can be prevented if people choose not to drink and drive.
A first conviction can result in a license suspension for 30 to 90 days in Missouri. A second conviction means a year with a suspended license and up to a year in jail.Penalties go up for fatal crashes.