Joplin 4th of July Holiday Weekend DWI Checkpoint

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 07/02 2014 05:23PM

Updated 07/02 2014 08:29PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Local police will hold a DWI checkpoint this weekend in hopes of keeping travelers safe. According to a AAA study, Independence Day can be one of the worst days of the year for deadly drunk driving accidents. So Joplin police will keep an eye out for those driving under the influence during the holiday weekend. Officers add, driving under the influence plays a role in nearly 30% of Missouri traffic deaths, which totaled more than 200 last year.

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