‘Booze It’ checkpoints net 100 citations


By Chris Berendt - cberendt@civitasmedia.com



Clinton Police Sgt. Matt Bland briefs officers with the Clinton Police Department, Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol prior to setting up two DWI checkpoints in the Clinton area as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Booze It & Lose It’ campaign leading up to Memorial Day weekend.


Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

Motorists are stopped on Sunset Avenue, close to the entrances to Coharie Country Club and Fox Lake, at one of two DWI checkpoints on May 25. Clinton Police Lt. Robbie King said there were 109 citations issued during a three-hour period at the checkpoints, including three misdemeanor drug charges, one felony drug offense and three wanted people arrested.


Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

The ‘Booze It & Lose It’ BATmobile was out on the southbound lanes of Faircloth Freeway (U.S. 701/U.S. 421) along with officers from multiple agencies. Despite more than 100 citations doled out, King said there was not a single DWI arrest. ‘I hope education and our increased presence is the reason,’ King said. The ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign is also ongoing through this weekend.


Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

Clinton Police Sgt. Matt Bland briefs officers with the Clinton Police Department, Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol prior to setting up two DWI checkpoints in the Clinton area as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Booze It & Lose It’ campaign leading up to Memorial Day weekend.

Motorists are stopped on Sunset Avenue, close to the entrances to Coharie Country Club and Fox Lake, at one of two DWI checkpoints on May 25. Clinton Police Lt. Robbie King said there were 109 citations issued during a three-hour period at the checkpoints, including three misdemeanor drug charges, one felony drug offense and three wanted people arrested.

The ‘Booze It & Lose It’ BATmobile was out on the southbound lanes of Faircloth Freeway (U.S. 701/U.S. 421) along with officers from multiple agencies. Despite more than 100 citations doled out, King said there was not a single DWI arrest. ‘I hope education and our increased presence is the reason,’ King said. The ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign is also ongoing through this weekend.

By Chris Berendt

cberendt@civitasmedia.com

Clinton Police Sgt. Matt Bland briefs officers with the Clinton Police Department, Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol prior to setting up two DWI checkpoints in the Clinton area as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Booze It & Lose It’ campaign leading up to Memorial Day weekend.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_DWI-1.jpgClinton Police Sgt. Matt Bland briefs officers with the Clinton Police Department, Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol prior to setting up two DWI checkpoints in the Clinton area as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Booze It & Lose It’ campaign leading up to Memorial Day weekend. Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

Motorists are stopped on Sunset Avenue, close to the entrances to Coharie Country Club and Fox Lake, at one of two DWI checkpoints on May 25. Clinton Police Lt. Robbie King said there were 109 citations issued during a three-hour period at the checkpoints, including three misdemeanor drug charges, one felony drug offense and three wanted people arrested.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_DWI2.jpgMotorists are stopped on Sunset Avenue, close to the entrances to Coharie Country Club and Fox Lake, at one of two DWI checkpoints on May 25. Clinton Police Lt. Robbie King said there were 109 citations issued during a three-hour period at the checkpoints, including three misdemeanor drug charges, one felony drug offense and three wanted people arrested. Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

The ‘Booze It & Lose It’ BATmobile was out on the southbound lanes of Faircloth Freeway (U.S. 701/U.S. 421) along with officers from multiple agencies. Despite more than 100 citations doled out, King said there was not a single DWI arrest. ‘I hope education and our increased presence is the reason,’ King said. The ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign is also ongoing through this weekend.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_DWI-3.jpgThe ‘Booze It & Lose It’ BATmobile was out on the southbound lanes of Faircloth Freeway (U.S. 701/U.S. 421) along with officers from multiple agencies. Despite more than 100 citations doled out, King said there was not a single DWI arrest. ‘I hope education and our increased presence is the reason,’ King said. The ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign is also ongoing through this weekend. Chris Berendt|Sampson Independent

By Chris Berendt

cberendt@civitasmedia.com

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