A St. Patrick’s Day checkpoint paid off in the City of Joplin. The Friday night checkpoint at 7th and Illinois resulted in 22 total arrests including 10 for DWI, six wanted fugitives, and multiple drug arrests. Police even recovered a stolen vehicle. 19 drivers were issued tickets, and another 25 received a warning. The Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce worked in conjunction with the Joplin Police Department during the checkpoint, which was funded through a grant provided by MODOT.