223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Steve McVay
For immediate release: August 11, 2014
The Independence, MO. Police Traffic Safety Unit along with officers from the Grandview, MO. Police Department and Jackson County, MO. Sheriff’s Department conducted a citywide DWI saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint along MO-291 Hwy just south of Gudgell Road in Independence, MO.
The saturation patrol began on Friday 08/08/14 at 10:00 p.m. and ended on Saturday 08/09/14 at 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint was operated from 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
During the hours of operation, (56) cars were stopped during the saturation patrol and (291) cars were checked at the checkpoint resulting in the following arrests and citations:
· (8) DWI Arrests
· (1) Felony Arrest
· (4) Drug Arrests
· (23) Warrant Arrests
· (28) Hazardous Moving Violations
· (9) No Valid Driver License
· (37) Other Traffic Violations