Police Department

Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Independence Police

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence MO 64050

Traffic Safety Unit

Sgt. Jason Petersen

816.325.7292 office


News Release


For immediate release: August 17, 2015


6 Arrested for DWI during Saturation Patrol and Sobriety Checkpoint


The Independence, Missouri Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a citywide DWI Saturation Patrol and a Sobriety Checkpoint along US 24 near Vassar Friday night.


The Saturation Patrol began on Friday 08/14/2015 at 9:00 p.m. and ended on Saturday 8/15/2015 at 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint was operated from 12:45 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.


During the hours of operation, (48) cars were stopped during the Saturation Patrol and (146) cars were checked at the Sobriety Checkpoint resulting in the following arrests and citations:


  • (6) DWI Arrests
  • (7) Drug Arrest
  • (55) Miscellaneous violations including Felony arrests, Hazardous Moving Violations, other violations and warrants