Missouri State Highway Patrol recently announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Pulaski County during the month of March.

 The checkpoint will be concentrated in an area and on a particular highway where a larger number of alcohol-related traffic crashes occurred last year.

Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer urges all motorists passing through a checkpoint to use extreme caution by slowing down, keeping their eyes on the road and vehicles ahead for any sudden stopping, and following the directions of the officers.

Captain Kenley stated that officers at the checkpoint will be checking operator's licenses and looking specifically for motorists driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

 Captain Kenley went onto say, “Each year, many motorists are arrested for driving while intoxicated as a result of these checkpoint operations.  If just one life is saved or a needless traffic crash is prevented, then the time and effort our troopers put into these enforcement operations is well worth every minute.”