Scott City police conduct sobriety checkpoint | Crime
SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Scott City Police Department says they will be cracking down on impaired drivers.
The Scott City Police Department hosted a Sobriety Checkpoint that was conducted on July 5. During the checkpoint, officers issued a total of 18 traffic tickets, including:
- 1 driving while intoxicated
- 2 open containers
- 1 driving while suspended
- 2 no driver's license
- 12 other violations
According to police, two arrests were made as a result of the checkpoint.
"When we remove a drunk driver from the roads, we're all safe," said Officer Marberry. "Law enforcement will continue to encourage drivers to make the simple and smart choice to drive sober."
Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of deadly car crashes in Missouri, according to police. In 2012, they say 217 people were killed and 815 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.
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