Police Department

Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Independence Police
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Jason Petersen
816.325.7292 office


Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint     

 For immediate release:  April 18, 2016

The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol on Friday April 22, 2016. 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.