The Missouri State Highway Patrol made five misdemeanor arrests during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday at U.S. 60 and Dunn Road.

A total of 49 arrests and 27 warnings were issued, according to the patrol. There was one speed summons, eight seat belt summonses, 14 non-moving summonses, four driver’s license summonses, eight uninsured motorist summonses and nine misdemeanor warrant arrests.

Arrested during the checkpoint were:

–Joshua S. North, 22, of Springfield, on charges of DWI. He was taken to the Texas County Jail.

–Cassandra J. Stewart, 25, of Mountain Grove, on charges of DWI, driving while revoked and failing to secure load. She was held at the checkpoint and later released.

–Timothy J. Hines, 26, of Hartville, on DWI charges. He was held at the Mountain Grove Police Department.

–David L. Potts, 39, of Ozark, on felony aggravated DWI and driving while revoked. He was later released.

–Gene R. Meeks, 43, of Mountain Grove, on a Taney County warrant charging him with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor; driving while suspended, displaying plates of another person, having no insurance, speeding and wearing no seat belt. He was taken to the Mountain Grove Police Department.

“The motoring public has been very supportive of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s efforts to make our roads safer through the use of sobriety checkpoints,” said Captain Dwayne F. Isringhausen, commanding officer of Troop G. “Nobody wants to share the road with a drunk, drugged, or otherwise unsafe driver.”

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