Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in area counties

Highway Patrol Troop B will conduct special enforcement operations this month in area counties. Counties where driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted include Putnam, Chariton, and Schuyler. The goal of the special enforcement operations is to remove impaired drivers from roads. Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt says the operations allow the Patrol […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol announces results of DWI saturation in northwest Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol Commander, Captain James E. McDonald of Troop H, St. Joseph, has announced the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop H of northwest Missouri. The saturation was held from 7 p.m. on August 17, 2019, to 3 a.m. on August 18, 2019. During the enforcement operation, 10 officers patrolled every […]

Marijuana

Livingston County Prosecutor adopts policy of refusing to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren announced on Wednesday the immediate refusal to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession and plans to dismiss all pending cases regarding the same offense. Warren says the “new policy reflects the new definition of hemp in Missouri Statutes.” The Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 133, which in part gives a new definition […]

MoDOT

Road construction at a minimum during July 4th holiday

The Missouri Department of Transportation will limit road construction on the Fourth of July holiday to accommodate an anticipated record number of motorists on the highways.  Lane and bridge closures already in place around the state will remain during the holiday and subsequent weekend. Be alert to sudden closures due to emergency situations and flooding. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” Memorial Day Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate in Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year’s fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins the evening of May 24th at 6 o’clock and ends the night of May 27th at 11:59. Every available trooper will be on the road […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports results of DWI saturation in Livingston County

The highway patrol troop in St. Joseph has announced results of an eight-hour driving while intoxicated saturation effort conducted in Livingston County. The saturation was held from 7 o’clock on Friday night until 3 o’clock on Saturday morning. During this enforcement operation, four officers patrolled Livingston County with a goal of detecting impaired drivers and […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol to hold DWI saturation in Livingston County

Highway Patrol Troop H Commanding Officer Captain James McDonald announces that a driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted in Livingston County sometime in May. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes and contacts with drivers who have been drinking as well as officers’ input as to probable […]