Between the hours of 10:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, and 5:00 AM on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff conducted a saturation patrol targeting impaired driving offenses. Some of the deputies were working on voluntary overtime funded by grants from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the patrol, deputies conducted high visibility traffic enforcement in areas with historically high numbers of impaired driving related traffic crashes.

During the patrol, deputies made arrests including the following:

Driving While Intoxicated – 7
Felon in Possession of a Firearm – 1
Unlawful Use of a Weapon – 1
Felony Warrant Arrest – 1
Resisting Arrest – 1

Deputies observed a significantly high volume of traffic in the areas of the patrol, including numerous taxis and ride sharing cars, such as Uber. The Sheriff’s Office thanks all drivers who made the responsible decision to designate a driver, or find alternate transportation after drinking, for doing their part to reduce impaired driving traffic crashes on Jackson County’s roadways.

By Sgt. Danny F. Barnes
Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office