Traffic safety check points up in Columbia and Richland County Friday night

November 8, 2013 

— Traffic check points are up tonight in Columbia and Richland County.

Columbia Police are erecting roving check-points in the North Main area to check for valid drivers licenses, seatbelt use, proper child restraints and driving impairments.

As of 4:44 p.m. Friday, Columbia police had arrested six people and issued 30 citations for violations ranging from driving under suspended drivers license, improper or no use of child restraints, spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said in an email.

Richland County will be making similar stops on Beatty Road in the St. Andrews area, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe.

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