Six DWI Arrests at West Quincy Checkpoint
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers report six arrests for driving while intoxicated at a DWI sobriety checkpoint last weekend.
Authorities set up the checkpoint on US 24 in West Quincy late last Saturday night. (Aug 15) Troopers also report two misdemeanor warrant arrests, two misdemeanor drug arrests, eleven traffic citations and one warning between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. Three of the citations were non moving violations and eight were for driver’s license violations. The Highway Patrol says additional enforcement efforts are planned in coming months.
In a press release, Highway Patrol Captain James E. WIlt says "The Patrol will conduct more traffic enforcement programs in the upcoming months. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is very serious about removing the impaired driver from our roadways. If drinking is a part of your plans, choose a sober designated driver."
Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to be restrained are NOT at the time of the traffic crash. The Patrol urges motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint