Old 63 sobriety checkpoint nets seven arrests

Monday, September 27, 2010 | 6:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department stopped 264 vehicles during a sobriety checkpoint Thursday in the 2500 block of Old 63 South. 

Here are the results from the checkpoint:

  • Three arrests for alleged driving while intoxicated.
  • Four arrests for alleged driving with suspended or revoked licenses, or with no license at all.
  • Six portable breath tests given.
  • Eleven standardized field sobriety tests given.
  • Two seat belt warnings issued.
  • Twelve warnings issued to people who lacked insurance.
  • Two warnings for expired license plates.

The checkpoint, which lasted a little more than two hours, was suspended due to harsh weather. 

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