Columbia Police Conduct Safety Checkpoint
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department conducted a safety checkpoint on Derby Ridge Drive at Typhoon Court on Thursday afternoon.
The operation began around 1:58 p.m. and concluded at approximately 3:46 p.m. Officers working the checkpoint looked for drivers who are unlicensed, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, driving while uninsured as well as child restraint violations, safety belt violations and any other visible safety violations.
During the checkpoint, the following actions were taken:
• 1 citation issued for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license
• 5 citations and 7 warnings issued for failing to maintain financial responsibility (no insurance)
• 14 citations for no seatbelt use
• 4 citations for driving while revoked or suspended
• 1 citation for an unlicensed vehicle
• 3 citations for child restraint violation
• 1 warrant arrest for no valid driver's license
Columbia Police checked around 211 vehicles. Police said the purpose of this operation was to increase safety on the roadways of Columbia.