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Highway Patrol Issues 138 Speeding citations
by St. Joseph News-Press
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were stretched out between the southern Buchanan County line to the Iowa border last Wednesday and Sunday.
The patrol had an officer every 10 miles from noon to midnight Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon, a spokesman for Troop H in St. Joseph.
Troopers made one driving while intoxicated arrest, issued 138 citations for speeding and issued 289 warnings, said Capt. Duane Robinson, Troop H commanding officer.
The troop also issued one speeding citation to a truck driver, had four incidents where drivers were operating motor vehicles in a hazardous manner, four other violations for non-moving incidents, issued eight citations for driverís license violations, cited five drivers for failure to maintain insurance, served seven misdemeanor warrants and cited 16 drivers for seat belt violations.
There were no traffic fatalities in the Troop H area during the Thanksgiving weekend.