COLUMBIA, Mo. - A Missouri State Highway Patrol checkpoint in Boone County resulted in multiple arrests on Friday night.
The checkpoint was in place from 11:30 p.m. on Friday until 3:30 a.m. on Saturday at Highway 163 and Mick Deaver Memorial Drive.
656 vehicles were checked during the time the checkpoint was set up. There were 19 DWI arrests, four misdemeanor drug arrests, two driving while suspended arrests and three warnings issued.
"The focus of law enforcement is to enforce all laws and apprehend violators," said Captain Turner. "The goal of DWI enforcement projects is to deter impaired driving and to make citizens aware that it will not be tolerated.”