Police Department

Sobriety Checkpoint

Independence Police

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence MO 64050

Traffic Safety Unit

Sgt. Jason Petersen

816.325.7292 office


News Release


For immediate release:  May 11, 2015



 Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint



The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol on Friday, May 15, 2015. 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.