Friday, May 21, 2010

One of every 12 drivers at checkpoint yesterday driving illegally

Using money from a grant designed to stop persistent offenders, police conducted another driver's license checkpoint yesterday. Last week's checkpoint resulted in one of every 13 drivers stopped being arrested for driving with a suspended license or no license at all. This week's results were even worse - about one of every 12 drivers checked was driving illegally.

The checkpoint took place at Independence Avenue and White from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The location was based off the high number of alcohol-related crashes and arrests on Independence Avenue. The checkpoint shut down for about 45 minutes at one point because of heavy rain, but officers still checked 1,001 cars.

Out of those 1,001, police made the following arrests and citations:

18 for driving while revoked (two of whom were persistent offenders)
63 for driving with no license at all
2 for DUI
28 for warrants
6 for narcotics

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