Monday, April 27, 2015

Six arrested for DWI during Joplin Police checkpoint

(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.

 6-DWI Arrests
 29-total tickets
 9-total arrests

This checkpoint was funded through a grant provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We've got MODOT, basically going broke, saying they can't fix our roads and bridges, except minimal maintenance on our main highways, funding a checkpoint that took no telling how much man-power, taking law enforcement officers off of the streets in areas where they are needed, for 6 DWIs? After inconveniencing almost 1,000 people. Don't you think that 2 officers patrolling the streets themselves, could identify 6 potentially impaired drivers on a Saturday night?

Seems like a waste of money that MODOT doesn't have and a violation of a lot of civilians' privacy and right of free travel without having to produce their "documents".