COLUMBIA — Columbia police worked a sobriety checkpoint on Providence Road at Big Bear Boulevard on Friday night.
It was active from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., and 222 motorists were stopped at the checkpoint, according to a Columbia police news release. During the checkpoint, police arrested:
- Three people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
- Six people on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license or while unlicensed.
- One minor on suspicion of alcohol possession.
- Two people on misdemeanor warrants.
- One person on a felony warrant.
- Two people on suspicion of marijuana possession.
- Two people on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession.
- One person on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm (AK-47 assault rifle).
The checkpoint was part of the statewide "You Drink & Drive, You Lose" campaign during March 16-20. Columbia police arrested 14 intoxicated drivers over those five days.