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Florence checkpoint lands 2 DUI arrests

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FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Two separate checkpoints in Florence last Friday resulted in 12 charges, including driving under the influence and a child restraint violation.

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network conducted traffic safety checkpoints on Sept. 21 at two locations in Florence County. The first checkpoint was located on Hoffmeyer Road and Aster Drive, where officers stopped 365 vehicles.

The second checkpoint was held at Mechanicsville Road and Range Way in Florence County which resulted in 207 vehicles being encountered.

During the checkpoints, the following charges were made:

  • Driving Under the Influence 2
  • Driving Under Suspension 1
  • Possession of Marijuana 1
  • Driver's License Violation 2
  • Vehicle License Violation 3
  • Turning Unlawfully 2
  • Child Restraint Violation 1

The Surfside Beach Police Department also conducted a checkpoint on Sept. 21 and distributed 38 tickets, made six arrests, and four vehicles were towed.

The SBPD did make one major arrest seizing three hits of heroin, one gram of crack cocaine, 15 grams of marijuana and $1,000 in cash.

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