Police Department

Sobriety Checkpoint

Independence Police
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Steve McVay
816.325.7294 office

News Release

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.