A Boating sobriety Checkpoint will happen at Lake of the Ozarks soon. Missouri Highway Patrol troop F Commanding Officer, Captain Michael A. Turner announces that a BWI sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on Lake of the Ozarks sometime in June. Boaters who come across a checkpoint on the water can expect that they may be stopped. Officers will make brief contact with the operator and perform a basic safety check of the boat’s equipment. If the officer suspects the operator to be under the influence of intoxicants and or drugs, they will be asked to submit a field sobriety test. Captain Turner told KRMS news that boating is a fun, recreational activity, but safety must be a priority. He continued by saying to make sure each passenger has a life jacket available, and never operate any type of watercraft after consuming alcohol or drugs.