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Pee Dee checkpoints lead to 7 arrests, 24 tickets issued

Florence County, SC -

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Seven people were arrested and 24 tickets were issued to drivers during a trio of traffic safety checkpoints in the Pee Dee on Friday.

Capt. Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said the checkpoint was conducted at the intersection of US-301 and SC-403, also known as Kelly's Cross Roads.

Six people, including one minor, were cited for alcohol violations, while three others were written tickets for a driver's license violation. Other offenses that resulted in the issuance of tickets include seatbelt violations, child restraint violations, improper turn and failure to stop for a blue light.

In addition to the 13 tickets issued, four people were arrested. Their charges have not been made public by the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

A second checkpoint along North Jones Road near the intersection of East Hampton Street and Madison Street in Olanta resulted in eight tickets for moving violations. Charges ranged from open containers of alcohol and possession of marijuana to equipment violations.

Two people, according to the sheriff's office, were arrested at the Olanta checkpoint.

A third and final checkpoint in Olanta occurred at the intersection of Hampton Street and West Main Street. Twenty-two vehicles were checked, resulting in three tickets. One person, according to authorities, was arrested at that location.

A total of 279 vehicles were encountered by law enforcement agents between the three checkpoints. The operation was in conjunction with the 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, which consists of law enforcement agencies in both Florence and Marion counties.

The checkpoints are designed to reduce accidents and vehicle fatalities in the two Pee Dee counties.

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