MSHP announces sobriety checkpoint for Cape Girardeau Co. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

MSHP announces sobriety checkpoint for Cape Girardeau Co.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Authorities will set up a sobriety checkpoint in Cape Girardeau County sometime in the month of August, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

"Driving while impaired continues to be a major contributing factor to traffic crashes," Captain Jeffrey Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E in Poplar Bluff, stated. "We are committed to protecting the public from these drivers."

In 2015, 872 people died in Missouri traffic crashes; preliminary statistics show nearly 25 percent of the deaths were caused by impaired driving, according to MSHP.

The announcement from MSHP did not give a specific date as to when or where the sobriety checkpoint will take place.

Troopers from the highway patrol will team up with local authorities to set up the checkpoint.

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