Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces that sometime during the month of May, Troop D will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Jasper County, three driving while intoxicated saturations in Barry County and a hazardous moving violation saturation in Newton County. Troopers will also target impaired boat operators by conducting saturations on Pomme de Terre, Stockton and Table Rock lakes.
During the Memorial Day weekend, Troop D officers will once again participate in special enforcement operations with the objective of reducing traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop D and throughout the state will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). In conjunction with Operation C.A.R.E., Troop D will also participate in the statewide 20-Mile Trooper Project during the peak travel periods on Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27. During this operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile stretches of Interstate 44. A similar enforcement effort will be made at the same time within Troop D on secondary roads identified as high crash areas. Troopers will be tasked with vigorously enforcing all traffic laws and helping any motorist that may be in need of assistance.
The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It.