The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a sobriety checkpoint along U.S. 24 at Vassar while simultaneously conducting a DWI saturation patrol in that area.

The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a sobriety checkpoint along U.S. 24 at Vassar while simultaneously conducting a DWI saturation patrol in that area.

The saturation patrol began on Friday at 10 p.m. and ended on Saturday at 4 a.m. The checkpoint operated from 1 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The entire operation was staffed by 16.

During the hours of operation, 122 cars were checked at the checkpoint and 23 cars were stopped during the saturation patrol with the following arrests and citations:

DWI: 7
Hazardous moving violations: 6
No valid driver license: 7
Other traffic violations: 19
Warrant arrest: 12
Drug arrest: 3