"In most cases people don't plan ahead," says Cpl. Tyler Christensen with the Joplin Police Department. "They don't want to leave their vehicle or they don't want to be stranded. It's cold. They think they don't live too far away, and they just chance it, and a lot of people loose their lives or get hurt just because of that split-second bad decision."
Officers are hopeful that seeing the high number of police cars out and about Monday night will encourage many people to rethink drinking and driving.