Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announced the results of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) sobriety checkpoint in Monroe County. The checkpoint was conducted by the Patrol and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department from 11 p.m. on July 25, to 3 a.m. on July 26, 2015, on U.S. Highway 24, east of the Randolph County line.

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announced the results of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) sobriety checkpoint in Monroe County. The checkpoint was conducted by the Patrol and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department from 11 p.m. on July 25, to 3 a.m. on July 26, 2015, on U.S. Highway 24, east of the Randolph County line.

The goal of the enforcement operation was to detect impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes. As a result of the operation, officers made two arrests for driving while intoxicated, two misdemeanor warrant arrests, one criminal misdemeanor arrest, one felony warrant arrest and issued 10 citations and 11 warnings. Troopers and deputies issued the following citations:

four citations for exceeding the speed limit, one citation for a seat belt violation, two citations for non-moving violations, one citation for a driver’s license violation, one citation for an insurance violation and one citation for a person under 21 years of age possessing of intoxicants.

“The Patrol will conduct more traffic enforcement programs in the upcoming months,” Captain Wilt said. “The Missouri State Highway Patrol is very serious about removing the impaired driver from our roadways. If drinking is a part of your plans, choose a sober designated driver.”

About 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims - who are required to be restrained – are not restrained at the time of the traffic crash. The Patrol urges motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Join the Missouri State Highway Patrol in supporting the “Drive To Zero Highway Deaths.” On Missouri waterways, watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. “Click It 4 Life And Wear It!”