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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department will increase its presence this weekend in the area of the Glenstone/Kearney intersection.
O’Reilly Auto Parts is sponsoring the 27th Annual Street Machine Nationals on Sept. 26-27 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Historically, participants and fans have congregated during the evening hours of the weekend event along the roadways and in parking lots in the area of Glenstone and Kearney to watch the street machines cruise by.
While this post-event congregating is not an organized activity, Springfield police will be providing an enforcement presence to ensure the safety of the public. Police officers will be looking for alcohol violations such as DWI, Minors in Possession, and Open Containers. Officers will also be strictly enforcing the ordinances prohibiting racing, careless and imprudent driving, exhibitions of speed (burnouts), as well as spectators assisting in those activities, to include pouring liquid on the pavement enhancing burnouts.
Because Glenstone Avenue is a major traffic artery in the city, motorists will be expected to maintain the flow of traffic, obey all traffic signals and to avoid stopping and blocking other cars.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786LCox@springfieldmo.govRelease authorized by: Major Kirk Manlove