On December 18, 2012, Charlotte Mecklenburg patrol officers and policemen teamed with the Mecklenburg ABC Law Enforcement to file an astonishing total of 89 DWI charges. The checkpoint was set up on University City Boulevard late on Friday evening and early into Saturday morning.

This particular checkpoint was the “kick off” to the later 25 checkpoints that the Enforcement Team plans to hold throughout Charlotte this year.

According to reports, the checkpoint was equipped with a large bus that was standing by to administer breathalyzer tests to the person suspected of drinking and driving. The checkpoint was instituted as part of a statewide “Booze It or Lose It” campaign in which the force wished to prevent drunk driving and educate the public of the serious dangers in connection to driving while intoxicated.

This particular checkpoint was set up were targeted towards college students attending the University of North Carolina at the Charlotte Campus. The Campus has numerous entrances, one being located directly off of University City Boulevard.

After all was said and done, 24 people were charged with driving with a revoked license. Moreover, 18 people were charged for operating tractor-trailers or semi’s without having the proper operator’s license. Of the 89 charges issued, only seven were awarded to people who were driving while intoxicated. The remaining 29 charges were due too minor traffic violations.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DWI, or any other traffic violation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken,and Hightower,LLP. Our criminal attorneys understand the hardships that come with any criminal charges and want to help you or someone you know through his/her difficult time.  We are licensed in both North and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.