Missouri plans memorial to victims of impaired drivers
Thursday, December 9, 2010 | 7:17 a.m. CST;
updated 9:51 a.m. CST, Thursday, December 9, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials plan to commemorate people affected by drunken driving traffic accidents.
A service set for 11 a.m. Thursday in the Capitol is designed to remember people killed and injured in accidents involving drunken and impaired drivers. Officials say they hope the event also will be a reminder for Missourians to only drive sober during the holidays.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety says that nearly 1,400 Missourians have been killed in accidents involving impaired motorists over the last five years. Those numbers include 281 people killed and more than 3,700 injured last year.
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