Nearly a dozen people were arrested by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police late Thursday night at a DWI checkpoint in northeast Charlotte.
The checkpoint was along Sharon Amity Road from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday Morning.
There were 11 arrests total at the checkpoint with 5 people being charged with DWI, thirty-two people were charged with driving with a revoked license, two were charged with open container violations and five people on drug related charges. In all, 117 charges were handed out.
Studies by the NHTSA reveal that 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010. The fatalities resulting from these accidents accounted for a startling 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the U.S. that year. So it’s not surprising that police across the nation are cracking down on drunk driving. There are countless reasons why no one should drink and drive, and families affected by drunk driving incidents on our nation’s roads could echo this sentiment as strongly as anyone.
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