Pat Klein Park at the end of Swan St
Our Lady Of Grace Grotto on 420 W Mount Pleasant St
Community Park on 602 West Burlington Ave
West Burlington Municipal Pool at 602 West Burlington Ave

Last Labor Day’s three-day weekend resulted in 10 fatalities in Iowa.  That was the highest Labor Day fatality count since 1995.  Four of those 10 fatalities were alcohol related.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that during the 2016 holiday (the last year data is available) there were 433 crash fatalities nationwide with 36% involving drivers who were drunk.  Almost one in five children (14 and younger) killed in traffic crashes were killed in drunk-driving crashes and 54% of the time, it was the child’s own driver who was drunk.

 

To combat end-of-summer alcohol related fatalities law enforcement agencies in Iowa and across the nation will be stepping up enforcement from August 17 – September 3, 2018.  They will especially be watching for impaired and unbelted drivers and there will be zero tolerance to noncompliant drivers.

 

The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind you that drinking and driving is a choice, and it is a choice that should not be made.

 

 

On August 29, 2018 Agencies in Des Moines County will conduct a saturation patrol in several locations around Des Moines County between 1700-2100 hours.  Agency assisting will be Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department, Burlington Police Department, West Burlington Police Department and Iowa State Patrol.  We will be enforcing drunk driving, speed, seatbelt violations.

 

 

Assistant Chief Logan

West Burlington Police Department

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