Results of last night's driver's license checkpoint
I spoke yesterday about the importance of getting unlicensed drivers off the road because of the dangers they present to other motorists. I also told you we would do another checkpoint yesterday. This one took place from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 57th and Prospect. A total of 709 cars were stopped, and the number of people arrested who had no license to drive was pretty staggering: 53. That's roughly one out of every 13 cars. Many of these illegal drivers had children in their cars. Here's how the arrests broke down:
Driving while license is revoked or suspended: 25 (5 of which were persistent offenders)
No driver's license: 28
DUI: 2 (Both were persistent offenders)
Drug arrests: 2
In addition to the numerous dangers it presents to the public, driving on a revoked or suspended license is costly. In Jackson County, people arrested for this offense must post a $5,000 cash-only bond to get out of jail and could face prison time if convicted.
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This blog began on Feb. 23, 2009, under Chief James Corwin. Corwin authored the blog until his retirement on Sept. 16, 2011. Interim Chief Cheryl Rose took over from Sept. 19 - Oct. 13, 2011. Chief Darryl Forté became the blog author on Oct. 19, 2011.