Police Department

Police to Conduct 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: September 11, 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.