A total of 18 arrests came about as a result of a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend in Randolph County.

Click to hear KMZU’s Chris Clift talk with Highway Patrol Sgt. Brent Bernhardt:

Brent Bernhardt

Press release from the Highway Patrol:

EMPHASIS:  Results Of Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted In Randolph County

       Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon,
    announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Randolph
    County.
       On June 10, 2011, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and
    the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety
    checkpoint on U.S. Highway 24 at the intersection of Missouri Highway
    3, in Randolph County.  As a result of the checkpoint, which began at
    11:00 p.m. on June 10, 2011, and concluded at 3:00 a.m. on June 11,
    2011, officers checked 128 vehicles, made 18 arrests, and issued 17
    warnings.  The following is a list of enforcement contacts during the
    checkpoint:

       2 — Arrests for driving while intoxicated
       1 — Arrest for minor in possession of intoxicants
       1 — Arrest for a misdemeanor drug violation
       2 — Arrests for other misdemeanor criminal offenses
       3 — Summonses for seat belt violations
       2 — Summonses for non-moving violations
       4 — Summonses for driver’s license violations
       3 — Summonses for insurance violations

       “The Missouri State Highway Patrol takes drinking and driving very
    seriously,” stated Captain Wilt.  “The Patrol will be holding other
    special enforcement operations throughout the year in an effort to make
    our highways safer.  If drinking alcohol is part of your plans, choose
    a designated driver.”