Checkpoints conducted by Barry County Sheriff

Checkpoints conducted by Barry County Sheriff's Office

Saturday night, June 8th, the Barry County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force and M.A.D.D., conducted a DWI Checkpoint.  The checkpoint was held on State Highway 37 at the intersection of Route HH south of Purdy Missouri.  Sgt. Steve Jabben with the Sheriff''s Office stated there were 429 contacts made during the checkpoint with three intoxicated drivers taken off of the road.  Jabben also said there were two additional DWI drug cases worked during the event and one contact resulted in a felony drug arrest.  "This was a very good checkpoint for our County, we had a lot of positive feedback from people passing through and got impaired drivers off of the road," Jabben said.  Numerous summonses for Driving While Revoked, Driving While Suspended and Failure to Provide Financial Responsibility were issued during the four hour event.  One Child Safety Seat violation was also issued.  Earlier on Saturday, the Sheriff's Office conducted a Drivers License Checkpoint of Farm Road 1215, south of Jenkins which found one intoxicated driver and two individuals with warrants.  Sheriff Epperly stated "These checkpoints are a great tool for us to use to get intoxicated drivers off our roads in Barry County.  The Sheriff's Office participates in the MODOT State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program which allows us to set up these checkpoints and work with the Task Force."

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