Boone County black drivers more likely to be searched than whites

Saturday, February 28, 2009 | 7:53 p.m. CST; updated 9:25 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 28, 2009

COLUMBIA – Blacks and Hispanics who were pulled over during traffic stops in 2008 were more than twice as likely to be searched and arrested by Boone County Sheriff's deputies than whites were, according to data released by the department Friday.