Law enforcement conducted a series of saturations the weekend of  March 16th as part of a statewide crackdown on drunk driving.  Officer Scott Chubrick says he is happy with the results from Chillicothe’s participation.  “We didn’t make any DWI arrests, which, quite frankly, surprised me,” says Chubrick, “I hope that is a good sign that everyone is utilizing the designated driver.”  The Highway Patrol also conducted a Law Enforcement Saturation in Livingston County.

Press Release from the Chillicothe Police Department

Chillicothe, MO –The Chillicothe Police Department conducted a series of traffic enforcement saturations on 03-17-2012 as a part of a statewide drunk driving crackdown.

Officers made 25 traffic stops, issued 15 citations, and issued 27 written warnings for various traffic violations.

Officers also conducted license checkpoints at various locations. 15 contacts were made during that time and 2 felony arrests were made. Those arrests led to the seizure of 1 pound of marijuana.

Law Enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drivers off the road – and make Missouri roads safer.

The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30% of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.

For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.

Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Captain Duane L. Robinson, commanding officer of Troop H, in St. Joseph, announces the results of a driving while intoxicated saturation held on March 16, 2012, in Livingston County. A total of four troopers were assigned to the eight-hour operation. The following is a list of contacts from the operation.
Driving While Intoxicated –1
Speed — 4
Seat Belt — 5
Child Restraint –1
Hazardous Moving Violation –1
Non-Moving — 1
Uninsured Motorists — 4
Warnings — 28
Motorists are encouraged to report impaired drivers by using the Patrol’s emergency telephone numbers: 1-800-525-5555 or *55 for cellular customers.