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.


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