Patrol Announces Sobriety Checkpoint In Jefferson County

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

TROOP C HEADQUARTERS
891 Technology Drive
Weldon Spring, MO 63304



NEWS RELEASE

For further information please contact: Corporal Juston Wheetley
(636) 300-2800 ext. 3334
C2014-018
May 2, 2014

EMPHASIS: Patrol Announces Sobriety Checkpoint In Jefferson County



Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Jefferson County sometime in the month of May 2014. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies will conduct the sobriety checkpoint.

Sobriety checkpoints are a part of the Patrol’s efforts to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri’s highways and are conducted at various locations which have been found to experience a higher than normal number of alcohol-related contacts.

Captain Johnson says, "Driving while intoxicated checkpoints are a great tool in removing the intoxicated driver from Missouri's highways. If you suspect a motorist of driving while intoxicated, call the Missouri State Highway Patrol on the toll-free emergency number 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55."

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. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!
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