5 suspected drunk drivers, 60 charges in DUI checkpoint

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HOFFMAN — A multi-agency DWI checkpoint on Friday resulted in five drivers being arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, two felony charges and a total of five dozen charges and citations in all.

The primary checkpoints were set up on either side of the former convenience mart north of the Rockingham Dragway, one on U.S. Route 1 and one on State Route 177. The third location was just north of there, at U.S. Route 1 and Beaverdam Church Road. The operation was funded through the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and executed through mutual aid agreements with the police departments in Rockingham, Hamlet, Laurinburg and Wadesboro, along with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

The checkpoint also arrested two people for driving through the checkpoint without stopping — specifically, the charges were for felony drug possession and eluding arrest.

Police issues 15 citations for tag violations, 13 others for no operator’s license and nine more for insurance violations.

Two citations for not restraining children properly were issued, one for speeding and one more for running a stop sign.

On Saturday, a second DWI checkpoint netted four more suspected impaired drivers.

 

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