October 16, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in October

The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased enforcement, which will include a DWI checkpoint, during the month of October. 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, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips

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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