Message from the Directorate of Emergency Services:
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Special to GUIDON

On New Year’s Eve, the Fort Leonard Wood Directorate of Emergency Services conducted a DWI checkpoint at the Main Gate. The checkpoint started at 10 p.m., Dec. 31, 2017, and lasted until 2 a.m., Jan. 1, with a total of 48 vehicles randomly selected for a DWI inspection. The checkpoint resulted in zero arrests and zero citations.

During the checkpoint several vehicles were stopped that included occupants who had been drinking, but all drivers were sober, indicating effective designated-driver plans and people looking out for their teammates.  

From the senior leadership of Fort Leonard Wood, we are extremely proud of the checkpoint’s results, because it confirms that the Fort Leonard Wood population is being responsible and is receiving and understanding safety messages pertaining to drinking and driving. Moreover, this shows that in this team of teams, we care for and take care of one another.