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Driving while drowsy or sleep deprived can be as dangerous as drunk driving. A 2005 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found over 100,000 police-reported crashes are a direct result of driver fatigue each year.

But the estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary losses might be underreported statistics, because it is still difficult to attribute crashes to sleepiness.

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A parent of the child was located at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident is ongoing.

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Springfield Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unattended female toddler found walking down the street.

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Exactly 142 years after his death, the Springfield Police Department will host a memorial ceremony in honor of the service and sacrifice of the late Deputy Constable Andrew J. Russell.

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According to the Springfield Police Department, "Lanny Jackson is no longer considered missing. On Sept. 5, the body of Jackson was discovered in a conservation area in Douglas County, Missouri. No foul play is suspected in his death."

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The Springfield Police Department, with help from the Greene County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on Glenstone at Catalpa.  A total of 724 motorists was contacted during the three and a half hours the checkpoint was in operation.

Seven drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, one was arrested for a warrant and three were arrested for drug-related offenses.