The Success of DWI Checkpoints

On Friday, March 17, 2017, a DWI Checkpoint was conducted in cooperation with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Springfield Police Department on MO 13 (Kansas Expressway) at Broadmoor Street in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.  Missouri Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving were present during the checkpoint.  During the checkpoint 780 vehicles were contacted which generated the following results:

Missouri Highway State Patrol:

5 – DWIs (1 of which was a DWI drugs)

1 – Safety belt

1 – No driver’s license

3 – DWR / DWS

1 – Misd. drugs

2 – Felony drugs (meth)

1 – Other felony arrest

34 – Warnings

12 – SFST

9 – PBTs


Greene County Sheriff’s Department:

2 – DWIs

2 –Warrants (Parole Absconder and Forgery)

1 — Possession of Controlled Substance (9.5 grams of meth, 1 gram of heroin)

1 — Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 — Possessed 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana

1 — DWLR (Driving While License Revoked)– Felony

1 — DWLR

1 — MIP (Minor In Possession)


Springfield Police Department:

2 – DWIs

3 – DWR (Driving While Revoked) / DWS


The weather was clear and the temperature was mild. The number of motorists entering the checkpoint was as expected.  A clear message was sent to the motoring public that there is a “zero tolerance” for driving while impaired and each officer should be commended for their efforts. MADD is grateful to law enforcement for dedicating their time, resources and lives to keeping our roads safe. Numbers like these show just how valuable their dedication is.

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