The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

May 15, 2012

Authorities stop 836 vehicles in DWI checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint conducted Saturday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on U.S. Highway 60 east of Seneca stopped 836 vehicles over a five-hour period and produced one arrest for drunken driving and five arrests on misdemeanor warrants.

The state patrol said the operation also led to nine citations for seat belt violations, 12 citations for driver’s license violations, one citation for a child-restraint violation and nine citations for nonmoving violations. Officers issued 48 warnings.

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