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Multi-state, multi-agency Hands Across the Border in full swing

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Hands Across the Border is a multi-state, multi-agency campaign designed to crack down on drunk or illegal drivers.

A team of 96 police officers from about 20 different local agencies came out Tuesday night. Their goal: find drunk divers, people with drugs and anyone doing anything illegal to keep families safe on the roads.

Agencies across the region are participating in the six-day crack down leading up to Labor Day. They're on the lookout for drug offenders, fugitives, drivers with outstanding warrants and those without a license.

Last night between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. officers conducted the checkpoint at the North Carolina State line. They made three arrests, issued 17 citations, and there were two stops where drugs were found.
There were no reports of people driving under the influence.

Police say people driving through the checkpoint were happy to see officers cracking down. Throughout the week checkpoints are scheduled across the region in both Aiken and Dillon. On Thursday at 8 p.m., a safety checkpoint will be held at exit 17 on I-520 in Aiken County. Also on Thursday, another checkpoint is scheduled in Dillon County at 8 p.m. on US-301 near the North Carolina state line.

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