Press Release

Platte County Sheriff's Office
Mark S. Owen, Sheriff
415 3rd Street Suite 10
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-2424 (business)
816-858-3053 (fax)

Subject: DWI and/or Safety Checkpoints Planned for March 2017
Date: 2017-02-27
Author: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 17-004

News Release

Date: February 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
(816) 858-2424

Reference Number: 17-004

Subject: DWI and/or Safety Checkpoints Planned for March 2017

The Platte County Sheriff's Office may be conducting sobriety and/or safety checkpoints in the month of March 2017.

Sheriff Mark Owen would like to remind motorists that if you encounter a DWI Checkpoint the delay you experience will be brief. If a driver is suspected of being intoxicated, he/she will be asked to complete the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Any driver found to be impaired will be arrested and transported to the Platte County Detention Center. Motorists should also keep in mind that if they encounter a safety checkpoint, the safety check will also only be for a brief time.

"We appreciate the cooperation from the public as we conduct DWI Checkpoints and take drunk drivers off our roads. We also appreciate the public's patience when they enter a safety checkpoint, knowing that the overall goal of any checkpoint is to keep innocent motorists safe. Providing a safe and secure environment for the citizens of Platte County is one of the reasons we conduct both of these checkpoints" - Sheriff Mark Owen