May 31, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in June

The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased enforcement, which will include a DWI checkpoint, during the month of June. The SPD will also participate in DWI saturation patrols throughout the city during the same time frame. The checkpoint and saturation patrols will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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.

Media Contact: Lisa Cox, phone: 864-1786
Release authorized by: Sgt. Tom Royal

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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 •