Highway Patrol conducts crack-down in three area counties, announces DWI checkpoint for DeKalb County

Missouri Highway Patrol

The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms that 27 citations were given on Wednesday night, during a “hazardous moving operation” in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston Counties.

Of the 27 citations, 12 were for speeding, seven involved non-moving violations, six were for seat belt violations, and two for uninsured motorists.  In addition, 55 warnings were given.

The Patrol said the goal of the operation was to “target violations which can contribute to traffic accidents”.

In a related story, the Highway Patrol is planning a Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint, sometime in the month of June for DeKalb County.  Areas selected will be based upon “high numbers of drinking-related crashes, contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers input as to probable contact with DWI violators”.