Drive sober or get pulled over

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Democrat Photo/Roberts Members of the Barry County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last Saturday night on Highway 37 between Purdy and Cassville. During the checkpoint, officers arrested two impaired drivers. Barry County Detective Steve Jabben said other violations included one felony warrant arrest, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, two child safety seat violations, one driving while license was revoked violation, 16 drivers without insurance and 16 drivers without driver's licenses. A total of 337 vehicles were contacted during the five-hour event. "We have these events several times a year to promote safe driving and get intoxicated drivers off of our roadways," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "With several alcohol-related fatalities so far this year, we feel these checkpoints are a valuable tool for our county." The Newton/Jasper County MADD chapter assisted in the set up and take down of the checkpoint.

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