Audit OKs Mo. Highway Patrol’s use of road funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has received a good review from the state auditor for its use of highway funds.

State law requires that money allotted to the patrol from the state highway fund can be used only for administering and enforcing state motor vehicle laws and traffic regulations.

A review by State Auditor Tom Schweich’s office concluded that the patrol complied with that legal requirement during the 2011 fiscal year.

Schweich’s report says the patrol actually spent $2.1 million more on highway-related activities than was paid for from highway funds.

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