A saturation will be held in Livingston County this month in an effort to stop people from driving while intoxicated. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Highway Patrol Sergeant Sheldon Lyon:
This means troopers will be assigned to specific roadways in the county for an eight-hour period. Lyon said part of the way they choose an area for the operation is based on where troopers have made DWI arrests in the past and where crashes involving alcohol have happened.
“They’ll look at these areas in the roadways in the 15 counties of northwest Missouri, in which Livingston County is a part of Troop H,” said Lyon, “And based on what they find, they’ll design these saturations, or maybe a checkpoint, to try to address the issue there.”
The Highway Patrol will not release a specific date or time for the saturation before it happens. Lyon said this is an effort to keep intoxicated drivers off the roads at all times.
Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol
Captain Duane L. Robinson, commanding officer of Troop H, St Joseph, announces that sometime during the month of March, Troop H will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and a driving while intoxicated saturation. The sobriety checkpoint will be held in Harrison County, and the saturation will be conducted in Livingston County.
The checkpoint is a static operation on a specific highway that is designed to check every driver to ensure they are not impaired. The driving while intoxicated saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific highway in an effort to arrest intoxicated drivers.
Captain Robinson stated, “These operations are effective ways to arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol and drugs.”
Captain Robinson urges you to telephone the Patrol if you observe any vehicle being driven in an erratic manner. Drivers can use the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies. These numbers are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular * 55.
The Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Click It 4 Life!