Police departments gear up for ‘Saturation Saturday’ to catch drunk drivers

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ST. LOUIS - Police departments in both Missouri and Illinois will be out in force to make sure drivers are sober during "Saturation Saturday."

In the St. Louis area, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Wentzville Police Department,  Chesterfield Police Department, along with 58 police departments, will be participating.

Police said they stop more drunk drivers during this time of year during the weeks leading up to the Labor Day weekend. Sobriety checkpoints will be set up and extra patrols will be out across both states.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the number one cause of death on the roadway is drunk and drugged driving.

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