MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop A - 504 SE Blue Parkway - Lee's Summit, MO 64063
For further information please contact: Sgt. Bill Lowe
(816) 622-0800 ext. 3159
May 5, 2014
EMPHASIS: May Enforcement Operations Scheduled For Troop A
Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces DWI checkpoints will be conducted in the Troop A area during the month of May.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with the Kansas City [MO] Police Department, will conduct a DWI checkpoint in Jackson County between now and the end of May. These operations are an effort by law enforcement agencies to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri's highways. The checkpoints will consist of officers stopping drivers at a set location and testing those who have been drinking.
A sobering fact is that impaired driving contributed to approximately 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes. In 2013, 239 people were killed and 3,357 injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Missouri State Highway Patrol will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving throughout the year.
Captain Powell stated, "Impaired driving is not just a law enforcement problem. It is a community problem. We urge all citizens to report any driver they observe operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner.” The public can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on their cellular phone.
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!!