a division of the

Troop E Headquarters - 4947 Highway 67 North - Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

News Release

For further information please contact: Trooper Clark D. Parrott
(573) 840-9500, Ext. 3532
June 20, 2012

EMPHASIS: Announcement Of Sobriety Checkpoint And DWI Saturation Enforcement Operations

Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, announces that sometime during the month of July 2012, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation. The sobriety checkpoint will be in Butler County and the saturation will be in Butler, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, Dunklin, Pemiscot, and New Madrid counties. The operation will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.

The checkpoint is a static operation on a specific highway that is designed to check every driver to ensure they are sober. The driving while intoxicated saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific area in an effort to arrest intoxicated drivers.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges all citizens to report any vehicle they observe operating in a careless manner. The public can contact the Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or on their cellular phone at *55.