Police Department

Results of 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 11, 2014

           8 Arrested for DWI during Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol

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