Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES RESULTS OF ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT
(Columbia, MO) - During the enhanced weekend enforcement of March 14-17, 2013, the Columbia Police Department took part in a statewide impaired driving crackdown. Throughout the weekend, patrol officers, the DWI Enforcement Unit, and officers working overtime focused their efforts on removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways. During the enforcement period, the Columbia Police Department arrested 6 intoxicated drivers.
On the night of Saturday, March 16, 2013 the Columbia Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 4300 block of Clark Lane. The check point began before midnight and concluded at approximately 2:45 A.M. on March 17, 2013. During the check point, 368 motorists were contacted. The following arrests were made:
2 Driving While Intoxicated2 Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana)1 Summons for Driving While Suspended3 Minors in possession of alcohol
4 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated from additional Traffic Stops during the saturation period
This enforcement period was very successful in removing many unsafe drivers from our roadways. This check point was funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation-Traffic & Highway Safety Division.
The Columbia Police Department wishes to thank those motorists who encountered the check point for their patience and cooperation during our efforts to make Columbia's roadways safer for us all.