SIKESTON - Drivers who choose to drink and drive may want to reconsider.
Captain G.E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, announced that sometime during July, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Scott and Stoddard counties. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies will conduct the checkpoints.
Sobriety checkpoints are a 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 accidents, Ridens said.
The Missouri state Highway Patrol urges all citizens to report any vehicle they observe operating in a careless manner. The public can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol toll-free at 1-800-525-5555 or on their cellular phone at #55.