MPD announces sobriety checkpoint

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Marshall Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in an unspecified location between June 16 and June 30.

According to a press release from MPD, the goal of the checkpoint is to find and apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers. The checkpoint will begin late in the evening and conclude early in the morning. Motorists can expect minimal delays. The checkpoint is funded through a grant provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Division of Highway Safety. In 2012 more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, one every 51 minutes. In 2013, Missouri had 4,780 drug-and/or alcohol-related driving crashes, with 2,941 injuries and 236 fatalities.