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Weekend checkpoints serve up over 500 charges for drivers


NEW HANOVER/BRUNSWICK COUNTIES (WWAY) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued 564 charges this weekend during various checkpoints around the Cape Fear.

Troopers set up checkpoints on Oleander Drive near Bradley Creek Friday, and on US-17 near the North Carolina South Carolina border Saturday.

Officers arrested 108 people for driving while impaired. They issued 84 speeding tickets, and cited 40 folks for not wearing their seat belt. About 200 people got tickets for driver license and vehicle registration violations.

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