Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer, Troop F, Jefferson City, announces the results of two DWI saturation operations in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The first operation was held from May 26, 2017, through May 29, 2017. The second operation was held from June 1, 2017, through June 3, 2017.

During each of the enforcement operations, five officers patrolled the Lake of the Ozarks area, including Camden, Morgan, and Miller counties with a focus on arresting impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes.

During the first operation, troopers stopped 156 vehicles. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

Misdemeanor DWI Arrests -- 11
Other Misdemeanor Citations/Arrests -- 59
Other Felony Arrests -- 2

During the second operation, troopers stopped 205 vehicles. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

Misdemeanor DWI Arrests -- 7
Felony DWI Arrests -- 2
Other Misdemeanor Citations/Arrests -- 102
Other Felony Arrests -- 4

“Removing intoxicated drivers from Missouri roadways, along with strict enforcement of traffic laws, plays a key role in reducing traffic crashes and saving lives,” stated Captain Turner. “Please remember: If your plans include alcohol, always designate a sober driver.”

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

MSHP