On Saturday March 15th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint on North Main near Ozark Christian College.
The goals of the checkpoint were to:
1. Detect and apprehend impaired drivers
2. Raise Awareness to the dangers of Driving while intoxicated or impaired.
3. Encourage people to plan events and alternate transportation accordingly.
The check point was in service from 9:45 pm to 1:30 am. Sunday morning
706 drivers were contacted
16 field sobriety test were conducted on subjects
10 Total arrest were made including
This checkpoint was funded through a grant provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.