Nineteen arrested during Friday night sobriety checkpoint

Saturday, June 27, 2009 | 11:14 a.m. CDT; updated 9:17 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 29, 2009

COLUMBIA — Eight people were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated during a sobriety checkpoint late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Area law enforcement checked about 420 vehicles from 11 p.m Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 763 at Brown School Road in Columbia, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license. Police also made three arrests related to outstanding warrants and two adult liquor law violation arrests, the release said.

Eight summonses were issued for no insurance, and one summons was issued for no driver's license.

Two warnings for vehicle registration violations, 13 warnings for equipment violations and four warnings for seat belt violations were also issued, the release said.

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Charles Dudley Jr June 27, 2009 | 12:17 p.m.

Great job.

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Dion Wisniewski June 27, 2009 | 7:41 p.m.

I just recently moved to Missouri from Wisconsin where these types of checkpoints are still illegal. I hope that some day that changes because it's obvious that they work. While some may argue that the people arrested/ticketed for things other than driving under the influence is not fair I think it's a good thing. You catch people driving under the influence as well as get other people off the road that shouldn't be there in the first place. Great job :)

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marvin saunders June 28, 2009 | 4:49 a.m.

I still think they can pick better parts of columbia to do this but they don't want to piss-off certain people do we??

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