MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop B Headquarters - 308 Pine Crest Drive - Macon, Missouri 63552
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Eric F. Brown
September 5, 2017
Troop B Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics
Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the 2017 Labor Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop B area, which consists of the 16 northeast counties of Missouri. During the holiday weekend, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), and a holiday traffic crash reduction enforcement operation on U.S. Highways 24, 61, and 63 throughout the Troop B area, on Friday, September 1, 2017, and Monday, September 4, 2017.
During the 2017 Labor Day weekend traffic crash counting period, which began at 6 p.m., Friday, September 1, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 4, Troop B officers investigated 19 traffic crashes resulting in 10 injuries and no fatalities. Of those 10 injuries, four were sustained during an all-terrain vehicle crash on a public roadway. Preliminary enforcement totals show troopers made 10 arrest for driving while intoxicated. There were no boating crashes in the Troop B area during the holiday weekend. Troopers investigated an additional three crashes on private property involving all-terrain vehicles. Five people were injured in the private property crashes.
“Even though this major holiday period has ended, we want to urge motorists to continue to drive safely and always wear their seat belts,” stated Captain Wilt.
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.”