Media Relaese 10-2010 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- Aug. 18, 2010

Contact: Captain B. Weimer
Office (573) 882-5923
Cellular (573) 999-1979

DWI Checkpoint on or near the University of Missouri Campus

As part of the University Police Department’s ongoing commitment to reduce or eliminate alcohol related traffic offenses on and around the University campus, the department will work with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and City of Columbia Police Department to conduct a DWI checkpoint on or around the University of Missouri campus sometime between Aug. 20th and Aug. 22nd. This checkpoint will occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

“The department once again wants to send a clear message, at the beginning of the school year, that the University Police Department will not tolerate driving while intoxicated offenses in our campus community,” Captain Brian Weimer said. “While the department makes a proactive attempt to provide educational information and resources to prevent drunk driving, we also actively take action to enforce alcohol related offenses. Individuals who are choosing to go out and drink alcohol are encouraged to have a sober individual with them to ensure they get home safely. These arrangements should be made before one goes out rather than after the fact when their decisions may be influenced by alcohol.”

The University of Missouri Police Department wishes to thank the community in advance for their patience and cooperation during this operation to make our community safer.

MUPD 10-2010