42 DWI arrests during overnight sobriety checkpoint in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 42 DWI arrests were made during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Kansas City, Missouri.

The checkpoint at Southwest Trafficway and 33rd Street was conducted between 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Kansas City, Jackson County and the Missouri Highway Patrol conducted the enforcement due to past arrests, incidents and crashes.

A total of 1314 vehicles were stopped.

There were 42 DWI, 25 non-moving traffic violations, 1 driver's license summons and 3 misdemeanor drug arrests.

28 vehicles also attempted to avoid the checkpoint.

Captain Scott Shipers, of the Missouri Highway Patrol says the goal of DWI enforcement projects is to deter impaired driving and to make citizens aware that drinking and driving will not be tolerated.

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