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Weekend checkpoint takes dozens off the highways


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A weekend checkpoint pulled more than a dozen unlicensed drivers from the roads.

Officers from UNCW, Wilmington Police, and New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff's offices conducted the checkpoint Friday night in the 3200 block of Randall Parkway.

The following is a complete breakdown of charges and citations issued:

No operators license: 15
Driving while license revoked: 10
Driving while impaired: 8
Drive after consuming an impairing substance under age 21: 2
Possession of marijuana: 6
Stolen firearm recovered: 1
Miscellaneous other charges: 36

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Must not have been a waste

Must not have been a waste of time when you got nailed huh?

You can debate the legality

You can debate the legality of these checkpoints, but arresting drivers for DUI is not a waste of time.

can we do one on Castle or Red Cross?

Can we do one of these somewhere like Castle Street or Red Cross and see the breakdown of violations?

Yea right

Yea right, then it would all be about profiling.

when they do one at the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

when they do one at the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge, is that profiling white people?

Profiling is how you catch

Profiling is how you catch criminals : is the use of an individual’s race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement (e.g. make a traffic stop or arrest). The practice is controversial and is illegal in many jurisdictions.