MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop D Headquarters, 3131 East Kearney, Springfield, Missouri 65803
For further information please contact:
Sergeant John H. Lueckenhoff
417-359-1500, Ext. 4560
May 25, 2017
June Enforcement Efforts Scheduled For Troop D
Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer, Troop D, Springfield, announces that sometime during the month of June 2017, Troop D will conduct DWI saturations in McDonald, Stone, and Taney counties. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers’ input as to probable contact with DWI violators. The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to more than 23 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes (preliminary 2016 statistics). That’s why the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired driving throughout the month of June.
Additionally, the Patrol will be conducting hazardous moving violation saturations in Christian, Greene, and Jasper counties. The primary goal of these projects is to positively impact traffic problems by reducing crashes. The objectives are to heighten the awareness of the risks associated with impaired driving and increase compliance of the speed limit and seat belt laws.
“The Missouri State Highway Patrol is committed to removing unsafe drivers from our highways,” said Captain Villanueva. “Saturations are part of the Patrol’s strategy to make Missouri’s roadways safer.”
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.”