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Florence County checkpoints net 8 arrests

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A safety checkpoint set up in Lake City in July by the 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network Joint Enforcement Operation netted a number of violations.

Captain Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, says network set up two traffic safety checkpoints on July 13: one at the intersection of US Highway 378 and State Route 341 near Lake City and the other at the intersection of US Highway 52 (Ron McNair Boulevard) and East Beulah Road.

A total of 690 vehicles were encountered during the operations, prompting the following charges:

6 - Driving Under the Influence

4 - Open Container of Alcohol

1 - Driver's License Violations

1 - Unlawful Turning

3 - Driving Under Suspension

3 - Child Restraint Violations

1 - Failure to Stop for Blue Light

3 - Possession of Marijuana

1 - Possession of Cocaine

1 - Possession of Crack Cocaine

1 - Possession of Other Drugs

2 - Other violations

A total of 8 arrests were made and 24 tickets were issued. 

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network is composed of all the law enforcement agencies in Florence and Marion Counties, sponsored through the SC Department of Public Safety.

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