NEWS RELEASE ISSUED APRIL 13, 2014 BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results
On Saturday April 13th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint at 7th and Illinois.
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 alternate transportation accordingly.
The check point was in service from 9:30 pm to 2:00 am. Sunday morning.
1208 drivers were contacted
25 field sobriety test were conducted on subjects
1-possession of controlled substance
This checkpoint was funded through a grant provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.
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