Police Department

Sobriety Checkpoint

For immediate release:
June 10, 2014

                                           Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol 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.