Boone County Sheriff's Department plans sobriety checkpoint this week

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 4:32 p.m. CDT; updated 12:24 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA – The Boone County Sheriff's Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the county sometime between Tuesday and Sunday.

On the selected day, the checkpoint will begin in the evening and end early the next morning. The Sheriff's Department chose not to release the specific dates in advance.

Sgt. Brian Leer, who will supervise the checkpoint, said the Sheriff's Department has a twofold goal: to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road and to communicate that the police are on the lookout for impaired driving.

Unimpaired motorists should expect minimal delay, and the Sheriff's Department said it wishes to thank them in advance for their patience and cooperation during the event.

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tom kelly August 21, 2013 | 3:02 p.m.

Even when the Supreme Court allowed this, they said it was marginally unconstitutional, which is almost funny for a Justice of the Supreme Court to say. But, other states don't allow it because it violates their State Constitution. Touche'.

The bottom line, even for DUI fanatics, is when Police officers are driving around, they can not only stop
impaired drivers, but they see ALL the other violations which is THEIR job to observe, NOT just sitting by the road
harassing people for no "Probable Cause".

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