August 8, 2014
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Steve McVay
For immediate release: August 8, 2014
Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
The Independence, Missouri Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a DWI saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint this weekend. The purpose of this operation is to identify and arrest drunk drivers before they injure someone or themselves.
It is also a highly visible deterrent to those who may see the checkpoint but not pass through it. The operation will be located in an area of Independence where DWI arrests and related type crashes are prevalent.
Every effort will be made to not severely disrupt the flow of traffic. Motorist patience and cooperation will assist in this important safety effort.