SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Sikeston DPS conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night, November 9.
This was done in cooperation with the SEMO DWI Task Force in effort to arrest drunk drivers in the city.
Officers set up the checkpoint around 11 p.m. and ran the checkpoint for nearly three hours. It was conducted in the 1100 block of South Main in Sikeston. During that time, officers checked over 110 vehicles and wrote several citations for offenses such as no insurance, driving while suspended, no seat belt, improper registration and open alcohol container.
DPS said although no one was found to be drinking and driving this time, that doesn’t mean these offenders aren’t out there. They say their goal here is to deter impaired driving and make citizens aware that drinking and driving won’t be tolerated. They will continue to conduct these checkpoints in the future and also continue working with the DWI Task Force.