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Missouri posts first memorial sign for DWI victim

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 10:19 a.m. CDT

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.


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Russell Perkins June 29, 2010 | 11:01 a.m.

This is a really good idea.

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JOYCE DIEHLS July 1, 2010 | 1:57 p.m.

I'm sorry but $600.00 for a sign to remember loved ones
killed by drunk drivers is absolutely ridiculous.My daughter
and her friend were killed 14 years ago at the age of 18
by a drunk being chased by the police outside the city limits of Fayette. It can not possibly cost that much to put
up a sign in memory of our love ones. Part of that money
should go to educating the idiots who let these drivers
back on the roadways.

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