MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop B Headquarters - 308 Pine Crest Drive - Macon, MO 63552
For further information please contact: Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt
January 4, 2011
EMPHASIS: Christmas And New Year's Holiday Totals For Troop B Area
Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the traffic crash and enforcement totals for both the Christmas and New Year’s counting periods for the Troop B area.
During the Christmas counting period, which began at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010, and ended 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2010, Troop B officers investigated 76 traffic crashes, which resulted in 10 injuries. During this period, snow and ice covered roadways made traveling difficult. Troopers also made five arrests for driving while intoxicated.
During the New Year’s counting period, which began at 6 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2010, and ended 11:59 p.m., on Sunday, January 2, 2011, Troop B officers investigated eight traffic crashes, which resulted in four injuries. Troopers also made five arrests for driving while intoxicated.
Captain Wilt stated, “Even though the holiday season has concluded, I urge motorists to always take the job of driving seriously and always ensure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a safety belt.”