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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.

Altogether:

  • Around 50 vehicles were checked at the sobriety checkpoint
  • Eighteen traffic stops were conducted
  • Four people were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated
  • One person was arrested on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana
  • One person was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • One person was arrested on suspicion of an adult liquor law violation
  • One person was arrested for outstanding warrants
  • Two people were arrested on suspicion of driving with suspended or revoked drivers license
  • One citation was issued for a stop sign violation
  • Around 22 verbal warnings were issued for other various violations

 

 


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