JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Highway Patrol troopers made more than 60 arrests for driving or boating while intoxicated, during an 18-day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" national enforcement campaign that began Aug. 16 and ended Sept. 2.
Captain Corey J. Schoeneberg, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announced the troop's results on Tuesday.
A total of 47 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 17 people were arrested for boating while intoxicated, in Troop F during the 18 days of the campaign.
In addition, troopers conducted DWI saturations in selected areas over the three weekends of this enforcement period. The DWI saturations were conducted in Boone, Camden and Cole counties. Totals from the saturations include:
119 -- traffic stops
6 -- arrests for driving while intoxicated
10 -- speed citations
5 -- seat belt citations
6 -- hazardous moving violation citations
3 -- uninsured motorist citations
3 -- no driver license/suspended/revoked citations
3 -- arrests for misdemeanor drug violations
4 -- arrests for outstanding misdemeanor warrants
160 -- warnings
26 -- motorist assists
“Our objective is to save lives,” stated Captain Schoeneberg. “We will do everything we can to prevent knocking on a door to tell someone their loved one has been killed in a crash.”