According to a recent press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Captain Michael A. Turner, the commanding officer of Troop F, in Jefferson City, announced that sometime during the month of August 2016, a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Morgan County.  Motorists will be contacted for the limited purpose of determining if they are impaired by alcohol or other drugs. All efforts will be made to keep the process as brief as possible. If the officer suspects a driver to be under the influence of intoxicants and/or drugs, they will be asked to submit to a field sobriety test.


In 2015, 870 people were killed in traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Preliminary statistics indicate almost one-fourth of these deaths were a result of impaired driving. Sobriety checkpoints are just one method the Missouri State Highway Patrol utilizes to combat preventable injury and death caused by impaired drivers.


According to Captain Turner, "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of traffic crashes in Missouri, and we are committed to protect the public from these drivers."