October 25, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Oct. 22 Sobriety Checkpoint Results

Members of the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of MoDOT, conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Walnut Lawn. The checkpoint opened at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, and closed at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 23. During the course of the checkpoint, 1,151 vehicles were checked. A total of 14 DWI arrests were made. Other arrests included 7 for drug related offenses, 11 traffic related arrests, and 1 warrant arrest.

Approximately 30 uniformed officers from the two agencies participated in the event, supplemented by members of the Springfield Police Cadets, and recruits from the current Springfield Police Academy. MoDOT assisted with traffic control. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from MoDOT.

SPD Case Number: 10-46976
Media Contact: Lt. Barksdale, phone: 864-1723

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd