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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
September 5, 2017

EMPHASIS: Results Of Special Enforcement Project--Labor Day

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of the special enforcement project over the Labor Day weekend. The project encompassed two days--September 1, 2017, and September 4, 2017--designated as the peak travel days for the holiday period. Interstate 29 was the roadway designated for this project and troopers were assigned a 20-mile section of the interstate from the Buchanan County line to the Iowa state line. Troopers also were assigned to saturate high crash locations on U.S. highways within Troop H. As a result of the project, officers issued 107 citations and 228 warnings. Officers also made, four driving while intoxicated arrests, two felony drug arrests, and one misdemeanor warrant arrest. Troopers also assisted 38 motorists over the holiday counting period. “Troopers were out in force over the Labor Day weekend and their vigorous enforcement efforts along with increased visibility helped keep Missouri motorists safer while traveling through Troop H,” stated Captain McDonald. 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.”