Results of Adair County DWI sobriety checkpoint released

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, has announced the results of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) sobriety checkpoint and saturation conducted in Adair County. The checkpoint was conducted from 11 p.m. on July 17, to 3 a.m. on July 18, 2015, on U.S. Highway 63, south of Missouri Route T, with the assistance of the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Department. The saturation was conducted from 11 p.m. on July 18, to 3 a.m. on July 19, 2015.The goal of the enforcement operations were to detect impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes. As a result of the operations, officers made six arrests for driving while intoxicated, nine misdemeanor drug arrests, three other misdemeanor arrests, and issued eight traffic citations and 35 warnings. The following is a list of traffic citations issued:3 - Citations were issued for exceeding the speed limit.3- Citations were issued for seat belt violations.1 - Citation was issued for a stop sign violation.1 - Citation was issued for an insurance violation."The Patrol will conduct more traffic enforcement programs in the upcoming months," Captain Wilt stated. "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."Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to be restrained are not 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. They encourage everyone in supporting the Drive To Zero Highway Deaths. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!(information provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol-Troop B)
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