MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop F Headquarters - 2920 North Shamrock Road - Jefferson City, MO 65102
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Scott B. White
September 5, 2017
Troop F Releases Labor Day Holiday Totals
Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer, Troop F, Jefferson City, announces the following preliminary boating and traffic totals for the 2017 Labor Day holiday period.
Troop F troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) from Friday, September 1, 2017, through Monday September 4, 2017, meaning every available officer was on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Troop F investigated 50 traffic crashes that included eight injuries and one fatality. Troopers made 11 DWI arrests and 12 drug arrests.
The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri's roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober.
"Don't Violate The Trust."
Troopers assigned to Lake of the Ozarks worked extended shifts--12 hours--during the Labor Day weekend. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2017 Labor Day holiday period in Troop F. Troopers investigated four boating crashes involving two injuries. There were no reported drownings. Troopers arrested seven people for boating while intoxicated.
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!
“Even though the last major holiday period of the summer has ended, we want to urge motorists and boaters to continue to drive safely whether it’s on the highways or waterways,” said Captain Turner. “Our troopers work very hard to keep the motoring and boating public safe.”