Columbia Police Taking Precautions During Graduation Weekend
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.