Posted: May 20, 2014 10:17 AM by Nicole Neidenberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: May 21, 2014 11:38 PM
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department, alongside the Boone County Sheriff's Department, conducted sobriety checkpoints Friday and Saturday with a total of seven arrests. The checkpoint on Friday began at 10 p.m. and concluded around midnight. During the checkpoint, police stopped 261 motorists. Police made the following arrests:
· Three driving while suspended, revoked or otherwise unlicensed
· One outstanding felony warrant
On Saturday, the sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of State Farm Parkway and Nifong Boulevard began around 12:30 a.m. and ended around 2:30 a.m. During the checkpoint, 106 motorists were stopped. The following arrests were made:
· Three driving while intoxicated
The week of May 19, the police department is participating in the nationwide "Click-it-or-Ticket" campaign, urging seat belt use.