The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving.
Columbia’s Police Department is participating in the campaign, with sobriety checkpoints around the city running through May 13. Spokesperson Latisha Stroer says youth under 21 should be aware of the state’s policy.
“Obviously there’s an increase in parties that go on during prom ‑ also during graduations - and so we want to make sure that the youth know that Missouri has a zero tolerance law. That anyone under 21 can have no alcohol in their system,” Stroer said.
The zero tolerance law requires that anyone under 21 caught driving with any alcohol in their system will automatically have their license suspended.