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Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results

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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
9-DWI’s
37-total tickets
60-warnings
12-marijuana
1-possession of controlled substance
15-total arrests

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

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