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Florence officials conduct checkpoint

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Florence officials held a checkpoint Friday. A total of 24 violations occurred from 8 p.m. to midnight during the 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network's traffic safety checkpoint on Old Marion Highway near Jamestown Road and Deepwood Lane in Florence County, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

The news release from the FCSO states that close to 1071 vehicles were encountered, one arrest was made and the following violations were witnessed during the checkpoint:

                Open Container:                               2

                Driver's License Violation:             10

                Driving Under Suspension:           4

                Turning Unlawfully:                       1

                Possession of Marijuana:             6

                Possession of Oxycontin:              1

The LEN is supported by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and their goal is to prevent motor vehicle accidents from occurring by spotting violations and drivers under the influence during the checkpoints, says the FCSO.

The 12th Circuit LEN includes all law enforcement agencies in Florence and Marion Counties, plus the 12th Circuit Solicitor's Office, SC Highway Patrol and State Constables.

For four consecutive years, the FCSO has been the host agency for LEN activities in the 12th circuit.

For more information about LEN, visit their website at www.scdps.gov/sclen/.

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