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DWI checkpoint leads to five SR arrests

ST. ROBERT, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2008) — A checkpoint set up on Old Route 66 by St. Robert police nabbed five drivers late Saturday night and early Sunday morning who police arrested for driving while intoxicated.

That’s a 3.5 percent intoxication rate, according to Sgt. Butch Hohman, out of a total of 141 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint.

St. Robert has conducted numerous checkpoints this year focusing on driving while intoxicated, failure to use seat belts, and other violations. Funds for conducting the checkpoints come from a state grant, Hohman said.

The checkpoint ran from 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, with assistance from St. Robert firefighters who set up lighting to illuminate the checkpoint and assisted with parking vehicles whose drivers were suspected of being intoxicated, Hohman said. Mark Twain REACT volunteers also assisted with counting the vehicles and setting up warning signs and lights.

“I wish to thank both departments for their efforts in helping make our roadways safer for all who travel them,” Hohman said.

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