MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
TROOP C HEADQUARTERS
891 Technology Drive
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
For further information please contact: Sergeant Al Nothum
(636) 300-2800 ext. 3340
October 29, 2012
EMPHASIS: Troop C Announces Results Of "Operation A.R.R.E.S.T." In Franklin County
Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, Weldon Spring, is pleased to announce the results of a recent enforcement detail “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T.” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team). The purpose of Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. is to increase the motoring public’s awareness of the hazards of operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition.
Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. was conducted from 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, to 3 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012, in Franklin County. This eight-hour project was conducted by six officers, who focused their enforcement efforts on identifying hazardous motor vehicle operations.
Seat Belt summonses---7
Following Too Close summonses---3
Felony Drug arrests---13
Total Vehicles Stopped---47
Captain Johnson stated, “Alcohol continues to be responsible for approximately 30 percent of all fatal crashes on Missouri highways. Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. will assist in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers, traffic crashes, and fatalities that occur on our roadways.”
The Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Click It 4 Life!