4th of July Drunk Driving Crack Down

Franklin County Deputies will be cracking down on drunk driving over the 4th of July weekend. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. Last year, 244 people were killed and 885 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving July 3-7th. Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driver license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, loss of time at work, and the potential loss of a job.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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