MSHP - Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that sometime during the month of August 2013, a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Marion County. The checkpoint will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with area law enforcement agencies.
"Sobriety checkpoints are an innovative means of detecting and removing the alcohol-impaired driver from our highways," stated Captain Wilt. "Driving while intoxicated continues to be a major contributing factor of traffic crashes in Missouri."
Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend intoxicated drivers. If you suspect a motorist of driving while intoxicated or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency. The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55.
The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It!!!