Missouri Highway Patrol announces enforcement results for Labor Day weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Missouri Highway Patrol troop headquartered in St. Joseph has announced results of a special enforcement project over the Labor Day weekend.

The project encompassed two days, September 2nd and 5, designated as the peak travel days for the holiday period encompassing Interstate 29 for this project.

Troopers were assigned a 20-mile stretch of the interstate from Buchanan County to the Iowa state line, and assigned to saturate high crash locations on U.S. highways within the northwest Missouri troop.

As a result, officers issued 137 citations and 255 warnings. Officers made one felony drug arrest, seven misdemeanor drug arrests, and made two misdemeanor warrant arrests.

There were no traffic fatalities in northwest Missouri during the long holiday weekend.

For the northeast Missouri troop headquartered in Macon, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E., Combined Accident Reduction Effort which included a holiday traffic crash reduction enforcement on U.S. Highways 24, 61, and 63.

Among the crashes, there were two fatalities Saturday in Marion County.

Preliminary enforcement totals show officers issued 448 citations for exceeding the speed limit, 69 citations for seat belt violations, one arrest for boating while intoxicated and four arrests for driving while intoxicated, along with 739 warnings.