Intensive traffic enforcement in Monett brings results
3 arrested, 26 given summons to court for various issues
Special high intensity traffic enforcement by Monett Police on Nov. 22 led to multiple arrests and the issuance of more than two dozen court summons to encourage drivers toward less risky behavior.
Officers conducted their high intensity activity between 1 and 5:30 p.m. along Highway 60.
According to Monett Police Chief George Daoud, three persons were arrested. One had a warrant for arrest issued. One was driving with no driver’s license and another was driving with a suspended license.
“All persons arrested were able to be processed and released to continue their holiday plans,” Daoud said.
Of the 47 vehicles contacted, 26 summons to municipal court were issued. Eight received summons for driving without motor vehicle insurance. Six of those were for speeding, five for passing and lane violations, one for having a suspended license, and one for having no license. Five received summons for non-moving violations.
Officers also issues 34 warnings: nine for speeding, eight for lane and passing violations, and 17 for non-hazardous violations such as license plate violations.
Drivers were provided with a safe holiday travel information sheet.
Historically during the five-day count period for Thanksgiving holiday travel, two collisions have occurred in Monett. The one in 2015 resulted in an injury, while no one in 2016 was injured. In 2017 there were three collisions and no injuries.
“While the Monett Police Department was conducting the operation, I noted that traffic was very heavy,” Daoud said. “I believe the operation was very successful as it was designed to reinforce safe driving practices. We did that not only in the contacts we made but also when being seen by passers-by. I am proud of my officer’s interactions with motorists and in the discretion that they showed in our educational enforcement efforts.”