Sobriety Checkpoint Yields Multiple Arrests in Columbia

5 years 7 months 1 week ago Sunday, May 05 2013 May 5, 2013 Sunday, May 05, 2013 9:34:00 AM CDT May 05, 2013 in News
Source: Sergeant Brian Leer - Boone County Sheriff's Department
By: KOMU 8 Staff

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested multiple people Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint in Northeast Columbia.

In a joint effort with the Columbia Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff's Department set up a checkpoint in the 4300 block of Mexico Gravel Road. 

During the checkpoint the law enforcement departments made: 

- 6 misdemeanor arrests for driving while intoxicated-alcohol
- 3 citations/arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license
- 2 arrests for outstanding warrants
- 1 stolen vehicle recovered
- 1 citation issued for no valid drivers license

The Boone County Sheriff's Department said an unknown suspect abandoned the stolen vehicle after the suspect evaded the checkpoint, drove the vehicle into a nearby field, and fled on foot. 

Authorities did not catch the suspect and the suspect's identity is unknown at this time. 

Approximately 150 - 200 vehicles were given sobriety checks.

 

 

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