Columbia Police Taking Precautions During Graduation Weekend

6 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago Wednesday, May 14 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:28:00 PM CDT May 14, 2014 in News
By: Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police said Wednesday they will take extra precautions to catch drunk drivers during this upcoming graduation weekend.

The Columbia Police Department said they will conduct a sobriety checkpoint sometime between May 16-18 to focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.

In Missouri if a driver causes a fatal crash while intoxicated, he or she could be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of jail time, and a $5,000 fine.

To learn more information about impaired driving, visit Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety's website.

 

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