Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts DWI patrol and sobriety checkpoint

Saturday, January 23, 2010 | 5:33 p.m. CST; updated 6:01 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sheriff's deputies carried out operations Friday night intended to remove impaired drivers from Boone County roads, according to a release. The first operation, a DWI patrol, began around 11 p.m. and took place in northwest Columbia and a large part of rural Boone County north of Columbia. Around 1 a.m., the deputies set up a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Providence Road and Brown School Road. It lasted an hour.