a division of the

Troop G - 1226 W. Bus. 60/63, Willow Springs, MO 65793

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Jeff Kinder
(417) 469-3121, ext. 3735
April 17, 2014

EMPHASIS: Troop G To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Captain Mark G. Inman, commanding officer of Troop G, Willow Springs, announces that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Howell County sometime in the month of May. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, in cooperation with area law enforcement, will conduct the checkpoint.

Sobriety checkpoints are part of the Patrol’s efforts to remove careless and intoxicated drivers from Missouri’s highways. This enforcement operation will be conducted at a location which has been found to experience a higher than normal number of alcohol-related contacts, hazardous driving contacts, and traffic crashes.

Captain Inman says, “The use of sobriety checkpoints enable the Missouri State Highway Patrol to enhance our efforts in removing drugged and intoxicated drivers from our roadways. Please, never drink and drive.”

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!!