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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Will Target Substance-Impaired Drivers

Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Fourth of July weekend “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Belton, will run form July3-5, 2015.

The effective nationwide substance-impaired driving crackdown will include high visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance-impaired driving over the Fourth of July weekend holiday. 

The Belton Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

Although it is illegal in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive impaired(having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol and / or drugs. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing impaired-driving epidemic. 

“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance-impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” said James Person, Chief of Police.  “In 2014, 197 people were killed and 681 seriously injured on Missouri’s roadways in crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.”

2014 Racial Profiling Report as submitted to the MO Attorney General's Office

On 02-12-15, the Belton Police Department submitted the 2014 racial profiling statistics to the Missouri Attorney General's Office as required by law.  This is a listing of vehicles stopped in the city and the breakdown of drivers, reason for the  stop, results of the stop along with other information.  For more information on traffic stop reporting go to to view statewide previous years totals and other information.

Belton's 2014 Report

Social Networking Media Response Policy

Currently the Belton Police Department does not regularly monitor Social Networking Media such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube nor does the department normally respond to calls for service sent via email. If police services are needed, call 911 in case of an emergency or 816.331.1500 for non-emergency related calls. There should be no expectation of police response to requests sent by any Social Networking Media





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