a division of the

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 17, 2011

EMPHASIS: Results Of DWI Checkpoint In Clay County On September 16, 2011

Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer of Troop A, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted on Friday evening, September 16, 2011. The checkpoint was a joint effort with the Kansas City Police Department. The checkpoint was held from 11 p.m. on Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday and was located at U.S. 169 at NW Harlem Road. The location was determined by past arrests, incidents, and traffic crashes in the county.

A total of 829 cars were checked during this five-hour operation and members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department made the following arrests:

13 -- DWI
1 -- driving while revoked summons
2 -- misdemeanor drug arrests
2 -- non-moving summonses
53 -- warnings

Captain Powell stated, "Statistics indicate every two hours, someone in Missouri is killed or injured in an alcohol related crash. The goal of DWI enforcement projects is to deter impaired driving and to make citizens aware that drinking and driving will not be tolerated." To report a suspected intoxicated driver dial 9-1-1 or *55 on your cell phone.