Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Friday released an audit of the use of highway funds by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The audit, required by state law, includes a review of the Highway Patrol's management of its appropriations from the State Highways and Transportation Fund.
During fiscal year 2017, which ended on June 30, the Missouri Highway Patrol spent approximately $224 million from the fund, according to a news release from Galloway's office.
The audit found the Highway Patrol to be in compliance with legal provisions related to the use of the highway funds. Use of the State Highways and Transportation Fund by the Highway Patrol is limited by the Missouri Constitution to administering and enforcing state motor vehicle laws and traffic regulations.