a division of the

Troop H Headquarters-3525 North Belt-St. Joseph, MO 64506

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Jacob P. Angle
(816) 387-2345, ext. 3847
August 19, 2014

EMPHASIS: Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted In Harrison County

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint in Harrison County. The checkpoint was held from 10 p.m. on August 16, 2014, to 2 a.m. on August 17, 2014. During the operation, 94 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and the drivers were contacted and checked for sobriety. As a result of this operation, officers issued four citations for traffic violations and four warnings.

“Removing intoxicated drivers from Missouri roadways is one of our highest priorities,” states Captain McDonald. “If your plans include consuming alcohol, have a designated driver."

In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths," the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!