GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 3-13, 2012.
On Saturday, May 5th, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Springfield (a location in Greene County jurisdiction). The mission of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is to remove impaired and intoxicated drivers from the roadway. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office will utilize this sobriety checkpoint to facilitate that mission.
It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system.