Traffic Checkpoint in Florence nets nearly 20 violations

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Nearly 20 violations were noted during a traffic safety checkpoint conducted Friday on Highway 9 in Nichols in Florence County, officials stated.

The location of the 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network Traffic Safety Checkpoint was on Highway 9 between Waccamaw Street and Pee Dee Street, and was chosen based in part on complaints of speeding, and alcohol-related traffic stops in the area, according to Captain Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Department.

Officers encountered 670 vehicles while operating the checkpoint from 2:45 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. Friday. The following violations were noted:

Open Container - 3

Child Restraint Violation - 1

Driver's License Violation - 3

Driving Under Suspension - 3

Operating Without Insurance - 1

Vehicle License Violations - 3

Possession of Marijuana - 4

Littering – 1

More operations may be conducted by the 12th Circuit LEN in Florence and Marion counties throughout April.

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