by Sam Clanton
FORSYTH, Mo. – Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell releases the results of a recent DWI saturation.
On Friday, July 1st, the sheriff’s office conducted saturations in three different locations – near Kirbyville, Kissee Mills and Walnut Shade.
During the six-hour patrol, Russell says deputies made 40 traffic stops resulting in 24 warnings, 11 citations and nine arrests – including six for warrants, two for DWI and one for drugs.
Russell says extra deputies were deployed during the enforcement, with some in marked units and others in unmarked units. He says officers focused on areas that have seen recent crime activity, such as thefts and suspected drug activity.
He says at least one detective is assigned to these patrols to assist with follow-up investigations.
The sheriff’s office typically runs saturations once a month, with additional enforcement during holidays.