MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop A, 504 SE Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
For further information please contact: Sgt. Collin Stosberg
(816) 622-0800 ext. 259
September 30, 2011
EMPHASIS: Results Of Troop A Truck Check
Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces the results of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) truck check, which was conducted on September 1, September 21, and September 28, 2011. This operation was conducted in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties by commercial vehicle enforcement troopers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers from Troop A.
The goal of the operation was to remove unsafe commercial vehicles and unqualified or impaired drivers from Missouri roadways. Officers set up numerous checkpoints around the Kansas City metropolitan area. Officers then stopped commercial vehicles to conduct random driver and vehicle inspections.
During the three-day operation, officers performed 75 inspections. There were 16 drivers and vehicles placed out-of-service. In addition, officers made two misdemeanor warrant arrests. Officers issued 59 hazardous moving citations and issued 200 warnings.
Captain Powell stated, "The truck checks are part of the continuing effort by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies to make our roadways safer for all motorists."