advertisement

Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts sobriety checkpoint

Sunday, October 31, 2010 | 4:12 p.m. CDT; updated 7:12 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 31, 2010

COLUMBIA — Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies checked about 542 vehicles during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night at the intersection of North Highway 763 and Brown School Road.

The checkpoint was a combined effort by the department, the Hallsville Police Department and Columbia Police Department, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department.

According to the news release, deputies took the following actions, among others, during the checkpoint:

  • Five arrests for driving while intoxicated
  • Seven arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license
  • Three arrests for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license
  • One arrest for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana

Sgt. Brian Leer of the Boone County Sheriff's Department said the Boone County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving supported the officers at the checkpoint.

"They come to nearly every checkpoint in a support role," he said. The organization's volunteers set up tables at the checkpoint and served the officers food and beverages throughout the course of the checkpoint.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements