SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is continuing its heightened traffic enforcement in and around the city including the use of checkpoints.
The measures were implemented due to the increase in traffic from the holidays, according to DPS officials. The checkpoints are designed to check for driver's license, seat belts and insurance cards in addition to sobriety.
DPS set up checkpoints on Dec. 17, 18 and 23 during which a total of 96 vehicles were checked and 11 arrests were made.
The arrests were for an assortment of things, according to Capt. John Martin of the DPS, including outstanding warrants and open containers of alcohol. "A little bit of everything," he said.
Also, citations were written on 15 seat belt violations and seven failures to provide proof of insurance.
"We'll be out again Saturday night," Martin said.