FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Aug. 8, the Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 1400 block of S. Scenic Avenue. A total of 322 motorists were contacted during the 3.5 hours that the checkpoint was in operation.
Three drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated, six for driving under the influence of drugs and one for a zero tolerance violation. Five arrests were made for drug possession, three of which were felonies. Four operators were cited for license violations, three people resisted arrest, one arrest warrant was served and there was one weapons violation.
The checkpoint was funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Division of Highway Safety.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driving privileges, sentencing to use ignition interlocks and increased insurance rates. Financial losses include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of a job.
Drunk driving is not worth the consequences – remember, if you drink and drive, you lose.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs OfficerO: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips