Three drunken-driving checkpoints that were set up Friday night in Joplin led to a single arrest for the offense, with four arrests for other offenses, and several citations and warnings issued.
The Joplin Police Department was the host for the checkpoints at the intersections of Fountain Road and St. Louis Avenue, Junge Boulevard and Schifferdecker Avenue, and 34th Street and Hearnes Boulevard, with support from Jasper County sheriff’s deputies, and the Jasper and Newton counties chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
A total of 655 vehicles passed through the checkpoints from 9:15 p.m. until 2:20 a.m. Besides the one DWI arrest, an arrest was made of a minor in possession of alcohol. Also, six citations and 75 warnings were issued.
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