(From the Joplin Police Department)
On Saturday April 25th 2015, the Joplin Police Department along with members of the
Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force and the support of MADD held a DWI checkpoint at
1111 N Main St.
The goals of the checkpoint were to:
1. Detect and apprehend impaired drivers
2. Raise Awareness to the dangers of driving while intoxicated or impaired.
3. Encourage people to plan events and prepare for alternate transportation accordingly.
The check point was in service from 9:30 pm to 2:00 am Sunday morning.
953 drivers were contacted. Twenty field sobriety test were conducted on subjects.
This checkpoint was funded through a grant provided by the Missouri Department of
Transportation Highway Safety Division.