News

Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Even though the number of fatalities from crashes involving someone under the influence is dropping, Springfield Police Sergeant Charles Kean says one arrest is too many.

Law enforcement agencies around the state are again stepping up patrols for the Labor Day weekend.  Kean says police have largely eliminated one word from their vocabulary.

“We don’t call them accidents, we call them crashes.  Because it is not an accident, you don’t accidentally drink to the point of intoxication, you don’t accidently get behind the wheel.  These are decisions that are consciously made,” Kean says.

Kean says police will also be enforcing seat belt laws and looking for those using their cell phones while driving.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Depp back as Mad Hatter in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

Fresh
22-overlay-3

The movie follows on from the 2010 box office hit "Alice in Wonderland," which starred Depp alongside Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.

2 hours ago in Music

Nikki Sixx ‘turns his back’ on Motley Crue

Fresh
nikkisixx961740673643

Drummer Tommy Lee says he hasn't heard from Sixx since the L.A. show on New Year's Eve, and the bassist made it pretty clear he didn't want to stay in contact.

2 hours ago in Entertainment

Fans campaign to give Captain America a boyfriend

Updated
twitter

TRENDING ON TWITTER: An online campaign emerges calling for significant LGBT characters in superhero movies. But dissenters weigh in, too.