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Joplin Police authorities stop more than 1,000 cars during checkpoint

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It took place  at the corner of 7th Street and Illinois Street. Mothers Against Drunk driving, graduates of Joplin's Citizens Academy program, and criminal justice students from Missouri Southern assisted the Joplin Police Department. Police handed out 27 tickets, 47 warnings, and 18 warrants.

"We've had checkpoint where we've arrested no one, to check point where we've arrested fourteen in one evening," said Sgt. Rusty Rives. "This particular location last summer, I think, yielded about eight to nine. What we're looking for is based on the actions of the driver. Whether they smell of intoxicants, pupil size, whether they're able even to make a rational sentence. Sometimes you'll get those that can not."

The evening resulted in 23 arrests including DWI arrests. 

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