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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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7 Comments on "Weekend checkpoint takes dozens off the highways"


Monkey Junction
2015 years 8 months ago

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

Guest Reply
2015 years 8 months ago

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

Guest12345
2015 years 8 months ago

WASTE OF TIME

jj
2015 years 8 months ago

Yea right, then it would all be about profiling.

SouthEastNC
2015 years 8 months ago

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

captsundrop
2015 years 8 months ago

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.

SouthEastNC
2015 years 8 months ago

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

 

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