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Drunk Driving State Profiles Missouri

Drunk driving state profiles Missouri reports that drivers younger than 21 years of age will lose their driving privileges if they are found guilty of any of the following offenses:

  • Purchasing alcoholic beverages
  • Attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages
  • Being in possession of alcoholic beverages
  • Being visibly intoxicated
  • Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of more than .020%
    • To get your license or permit back after a minor in possession (MIP) conviction, you'll need to complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program and pay a $45 reinstatement fee.

In Missouri if you are 21 or older and found guilty of driving with a BAC of .08% or more, you'll lose your Missouri driver's license for 30 days and have a restricted license for an additional 60 days. You may also be required to spend up to six months in jail and pay a fine of up to $500. If you are involved in an auto accident that results in death or serious injury because of your impaired driving ability, you will be subjected to additional penalties. You could spend two to seven years in jail, be required to pay a $5,000 fine, and/or lose your Missouri driver's license for five years. To get your license reinstated after a DWI conviction, you'll need to complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program, pay a $45 reinstatement fee, and provide SR-22 proof of insurance for two years. The conviction will not be erased from your driving record.

Missouri is a state where you are legally required to take a field BAC level test if asked by an officer. If you refuse, your license will be taken away for one year. To get your license reinstated, you'll need to complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program and pay a $45 reinstatement fee. As part of the state's commitment to protecting motorists, the Missouri Department of Revenue's Driver Licensing Division has the authority to request that any person convicted of a DWI be required to use an ignition interlock device in his/her vehicle. However, ignition interlocks are mandatory in the event of a second conviction. An ignition interlock device conducts an alcohol breath test before allowing you to start your vehicle. You will have to install this device at your own expense and pay a monthly maintenance fee to insure that it is working properly.

2011 Missouri Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatality Data

Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities


Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities


2011 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100,000 Population

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population


Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K population


2001-2011 % Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K Pop

10-year Change in Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop


10-year Change in Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities per 100K pop


Percent of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Involving high BAC drivers (.15+)



Percent of Drivers in Fatal Crashes Involving Repeat Offenders

BAC .08-.14


BAC .15+


2010 and 2011 12-20 Year Old Alcohol Consumption

Past Month Alcohol Consumption


Binge Drinking in Past 30-days


2011 Arrest Data

Under 18: Driving under the influence


Total: Driving under the influence


Under 18: Liquor laws


Total: Liquor laws


Under 18: Drunkenness


Total: Drunkenness


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Drug Facts

MDMA, best known as ecstasy, is a drug usually taken in pill form, often in social settings such as parties, clubs, or raves. (A rave is a wild overnight dance party that typically involves huge crowds of people, loud techno music, and illegal drug use.) By 2004, however, ecstasy use had spread beyond the party scene. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy of the Executive Office of the President: "[R]esearch indicates that the use of MDMA is moving to settings other than nightclubs, such as private homes, high schools, college dorms, and shopping malls." The illegal substance produces a variety of effects on behavior and basic metabolism (bodily function). Some of these effects are temporarily pleasant. The user may feel happy, more in tune with others, and more energetic. Other effects are not so welcome. These include clenched jaws, DEHYDRATION, and dangerous fever.
Neurotransmitter = any endogenous compound that plays a role in synaptic nervous transmission.
A study conducted in three large metropolitan areas of the United States showed that illegal drug use strongly increased the likelihood that users would meet a violent death—in other words, die from intentional injury. This study looked at marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and barbiturates. The study found that drug users were seven times more likely than non-users to commit suicide, and five times more likely to be murdered. Subjects using both drugs and alcohol were seventeen times more likely to commit suicide, and twelve times more likely to die from homicide than non-users.
In a club or rave setting, an ecstasy user might dance nonstop for hours, "feeling" the music with a heightened sense of awareness. However, repeated incidents have shown that crowded clubs prove a bad setting for ecstasy use. The drug's side effects can be intensified by heat, exercise, and dehydration.

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