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Sobriety checkpoint results in DWI arrests

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In conjunction with the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force, the Monett Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Highways 37 and 60 on June 27 in a continued effort to deter drunk driving.

According to the sobriety checkpoint data report provided by the Monett Police Department, a total of 635 vehicles were stopped during the three-hour event.

Of those, 12 standardized field sobriety tests were performed, and two driving while intoxicated arrests were made.

Also noted was the refusal of two blood alcohol content tests and the issuing of 42 summons and warnings.

Sergeant Jerry Harrison with the Monett Police Department supervised the checkpoint.

Officers with Jasper County, Diamond, Monett, Lawrence County, Barton County, Neosho, Joplin, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jasper/Newton County's Mothers Against Drunk Driving were also present to participate in the checkpoint.

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