Friday, December 9, 2011

DWI enforcement effort is under way

Be Safe this weekend

Monday, December 5, 2011

An enforcement effort to identify impaired drivers will be conducted throughout the week in conjunction with a national campaign.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department will participate with additional DWI saturation patrols today through next Monday, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The campaign’s focus is to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.

Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities annually, the news release said. Columbia police also are participating in the national campaign.

The sheriff’s department Saturday completed a sobriety checkpoint in the 3600 block of Vawter School Road, according to a news release. Nearly 150 vehicles were checked, resulting in six misdemeanor arrests for driving while intoxicated and a single arrest for drug-impaired driving.

Deputies also arrested two people for driving with a suspended or revoked license and two more for liquor law violations. An arrest for a drug violation also was recorded.

DUI Checkpoints

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