Columbia Police Release Results of Alcohol Enforcement

3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, May 20 2014 May 20, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:17:00 AM CDT May 20, 2014 in News
By: Nicole Neidenberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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.

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