"Special enforcement operations such as these enable the Missouri State Highway Patrol to enhance our efforts in removing impaired drivers from our highways," stated Troop F Captain Michael A. Turner. "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of traffic crashes in Missouri."

A DWI saturation operation conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the Lake area last week netted 10 arrests for driving while impaired as well as more than 60 arrests for other misdemeanors and felonies.

"Special enforcement operations such as these enable the Missouri State Highway Patrol to enhance our efforts in removing impaired drivers from our highways," stated Troop F Captain Michael A. Turner. "Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor of traffic crashes in Missouri."

The operation was held from July 6, 2017, through July 8, 2017. During the enforcement operation, four officers patrolled the Lake of the Ozarks area, including Camden, Morgan and Miller counties with a focus on arresting impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes. 

During the operation, troopers stopped 111 vehicles. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the operation.

•Misdemeanor DWI/Alcohol Arrests — 8

•Misdemeanor DWI/Drug Arrests — 2

•Other Misdemeanor Citations/Arrests — 60

•Other Felony Arrests — 3

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. The patrol reminds the public to make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. 

“Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. ‘Don’t Violate The Trust.’”