Thursday, May 7, 2009

Results of May 1-3 DUI checkpoint, wolfpack


The Kansas City Missouri Police Department recently focused extra enforcement efforts on impaired driving laws May 1-3. During the effort, the DUI Section and officers assigned to other elements conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint and a DUI Wolfpack. The checkpoint was conducted at 3719 Independence Ave. The Wolfpack was conducted in Northeast Kansas City. Officers made the following arrests:

11 DUI arrests
9 Felony arrests
4 Fugitives apprehended
1 Felony Eluding
5 Driving While Suspended/Revoked
3 Drug Arrests
1 Child Endangerment Charge
6 Uninsured Motorists
1 DUI State Warrant
4 City Warrants
1 Stolen Vehicle Recovered
17 Hazardous Moving traffic charges
13 other traffic charges

447 Vehicles stopped at the checkpoint
24 Car Checks conducted during the Wolfpack
1 Residence check conducted

Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri. In 2007, 243 people in Missouri were killed in more than 7,780 alcohol related crashes. Enforcement efforts like this one help to take impaired drivers off the road and make travel in Missouri safer.

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