JEFFERSON CITY — Signs have started going up along Missouri highways memorializing people killed in drunken driving accidents.
A Missouri law passed last year allows the relatives of drunken driving victims to request and pay for the special blue road signs. The signs say, "Drunk Driving Victim" and include the person's initials, the month and year the person was killed and the phrase "Think About It."
The Missouri Department of Transportation says it installed the first memorial sign Monday along Interstate 270 in the St. Louis County city of Florissant. It honors David Poenicke, who was killed at age 19 when his motorcycle was struck by a drunken driver 26 years ago.