Fugitive arrested during weekend check points and prepare for increased enforcement through Labor Day

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Franklin County, MO - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted two sobriety checkpoints this past Sat., Aug. 25.  The locations of the sobriety checkpoints were Highway 185 south of Beaufort at Highway O and Highway AT near Villa Ridge.

Due to rain moving through the area the deputies also worked DWI patrol enforcement by saturating the roadways with increase patrol cars in Franklin County.  As a result of these efforts 90 vehicles were stopped resulting in the arrest of one DWI violator.

Additionally, deputies arrested a fugitive and issued two citations for driving while suspended or revoked.  Deputies also issued 3 citations for speeding, 1 citation for a non-hazardous moving violation, 2 citations for hazardous moving violations, and 6 citations for not having proof of insurance.

It's also significant to note that a search warrant was obtained to draw the blood of the DWI violator as the individual refused to provide a sample of breath indicating the level of alcohol in blood.

This is standard procedure for Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies any time that a violator refuses to provide a breath sample.  Those individuals who refuse to provide a sample of breath when asked for during a DWI arrest process face the immediate suspension of their driver's license for one year.

These enforcement efforts are being done in conjunction with MODOT as grant funding provides the overtime for such enforcement efforts awarded to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Heightened efforts such as these will continue through Labor Day weekend as part of a national DWI enforcement campaign.