Hannibal Courier-Post

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B sobriety checkpoint nets 2 DWI arrests

Posted: Aug. 24, 2016 5:09 pm

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announced the results of a DWI sobriety checkpoint conducted in Marion County.

The checkpoint was conducted from 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 to 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, on U.S. Highway 24, in West Quincy, Mo., with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. 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, one felony warrant arrest, two misdemeanor drug arrests, two misdemeanor warrant arrests, and issued three traffic citations and 27 warnings.

Traffic citations were also issued, including: a citation for a non-moving violation, a citation for a driver’s license violation and one citation for an insurance violation.

"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."

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention and drive sober. "Don’t Violate The Trust."