The numbers are in for DWI saturations conducted by law enforcement in June. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Sergeant Brent Bernhardt.

Brent Bernhardt

Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B:

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon,
announces the results of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Saturations
conducted by Troop B officers during the Month of June 2011, in Monroe
and Shelby counties.
From 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2011, to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday,
June 12, 2011, three Troop B officers focused their attention on
highways located in Monroe County, with a goal of detecting impaired
drivers and other hazardous moving violations that contribute to
traffic crashes. As a result of the operation a total of eight arrests
were made and 32 warnings were issued. Of those arrests, one individual
was arrested for driving while intoxicated, five summonses were issued
for speed, one summons was issued for a seat belt violation, and one
summons was issued for a hazardous moving violation.
From 10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011, to 2:00 a.m. on Saturday,
June 18, 2011, three Troop B officers focused their attention on
highways located in Shelby County, with a goal of detecting impaired
drivers and other hazardous moving violations that contribute to
traffic crashes. As a result of the operation a total of eight arrests
were made and 17 warnings were issued. Of those arrests, two
individuals were arrested for driving while intoxicated, four summonses
were issued for speed, one summons was issued for careless and
imprudent driving, and one summons was issued for a seat belt
violation.
“Troop B officers will be conducting more special enforcement
activities throughout the year, ” stated Captain Wilt. “I encourage
drivers to do their part in keeping our highways safe by being
attentive drivers, never drinking and driving, and always making sure
everyone is wearing a safety belt.”