EMPHASIS: Results Of Niangua River Saturation And Table Rock Lake Sobriety Checkpoint

Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the results of an enforcement saturation and a vessel sobriety checkpoint conducted on July 28, 2012, on the Niangua River, in Dallas and Laclede Counties, and on Table Rock Lake, in Stone County. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with officers of the Missouri Department of Conservation, made the following enforcement contacts during these efforts:

4--boating while intoxicated arrests
5--felony drug arrests
13--misdemeanor drug violations
15--minor in possession violations
1--supplying alcohol to a minor violation
8--non-moving summonses

"The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to ensure that Missouri's waterways are safe and enjoyable to the public. Boaters are reminded that designating a sober skipper is always the safest bet if alcohol is going to be included in their boating experience. If emergency assistance is needed, the Missouri State Highway Patrol can be contacted by dialing *55 on your cellular phone," stated Captain Villanueva.