Sheriff's Department Initiates Sobriety Checkpoints
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints this weekend. The department is warning drivers to expect delays. Sobriety checkpoints are an effort to detect and apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers traveling in Boone County.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving takes a different approach to the checkpoints.
"Some people say there are not enough arrests made," Bud Balke, a spokesman for MADD, said. "The whole idea is a program for the public to be aware there is an enforcement activity going on."
Mike Hamilton, a Boone County lawyer, says his caseload will prove that point.
"I get about one or two out of twenty when they do checkpoints," Hamilton said.
Checkpoints are considered illegal or are not allowed in 11 states including Iowa, Michigan, and Texas.