DALLAS COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol spent part of the past weekend conducting a saturated enforcement on the Niangua River, looking for boating and drug violations.

Troopers wanted to find out why that spot on the river in Dallas County had a high number of drunk boating accidents and other violations.

There were 14 boating tickets issued along with a handful of arrests made. These arrests included drugs, minor in possession, and an intoxicated minor.

The patrol released this summary of enforcement:

Total Boating Citations — 14
Personal Flotation Device Violation — 1
Littering/Unsecure Trash Violation — 1
Minor In Possession Violations — 4
Possession Of Glass Container Violation — 1
Misdemeanor Drug Arrests — 4
Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia Arrest — 1
Intoxicated Minor Arrest — 1
Marine Equipment Violation — 1
Warnings — 28
 

Captain Juan Villaneuva, the commanding officer of Troop D, issued a reminder to all boaters that actions can have an effect on others. He says to use good judgment, common sense and to always wear a life jacket.

(Edited News Release)