FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
September 20th, 2012
Cpl. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
September Sobriety Checkpoint
The Cass County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the month of September.
This special enforcement is designed to make roadways safer and increase public awareness of the hazards of drinking and driving. "By removing intoxicated drivers from the roadways we can decrease the potential for motor vehicle accidents," said Sheriff Dwight Diehl.
In 2011, 216 people were killed, 865 seriously injured in accidents that involved at least one impaired driver.
Partial funding for this project comes from a traffic safety grant program administered by the Highway Safety Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. Normal traffic flow will not be severely interrupted, and delays will be minimal. The patience, cooperation, and understanding of all motorists will help make the highways safer for all drivers and passengers.