Intro: In the wake of a car crash in Clayton involving an illegal immigrant, The Missouri Highway Patrol says they have an plan in place to handle any language barriers.
Ben DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more from the State Capitol.
The Director of the Missouri Highway Patrol's Public Information Division, Captain Tim Hull, says he does not think dealing with non-English speakers is a problem.
The Patrol does not employ anyone who acts exclusively as an interpreter, but Hull says he is confident in the system they have in place.
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Hull says the Patrol keeps a list of all officers who can speak languages other than English, and will call on them if an interpreter is necissary, even if that officer is off duty.
From the state capitol, this is Ben DeMeyer.
Intro: After a Spanish-speaking illegal immigrant crashed an SUV in Clayton, the Missouri Highway Patrol says they have a system to deal with language barriers.
Ben DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more from the state capitol.