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.

 

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