Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C, has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in St. Francois County sometime in the month of March.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies, will conduct the checkpoint.
Sobriety checkpoints are part of the Patrol’s efforts to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri’s highways, and are conducted at various locations which have been found to experience a higher than normal number of alcohol-related contacts and collisions.
“Intoxicated drivers compromise the safety of themselves and of every person who travels the highways in St. Francois County,” said Captain Johnson. “We will continue to do everything we can to remove these hazardous drivers from our highways.”