Monday, May 11, 2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol to Conduct Checkpoints in May

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with the Kansas City [MO] Police Department, will conduct a DWI checkpoint in Jackson County between now and the end of May. This operation is an effort by both law enforcement agencies to remove impaired drivers from Missouri’s highways. The checkpoint will consist of officers stopping drivers at a set location and testing those who have been drinking.
Captain Shipers stated, “Our goal is to make traveling on Missouri’s highways safer for everyone. Remember to do your part. Obey the speed limit, pay attention to the job of driving, always buckle your seat belt, and if you are going to drink, please use a sober chauffeur or alternative transportation. We urge all citizens to report any driver they observe operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner.” The public can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.
In support of “The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths,” the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint.