Charlotte Police Crack Down on Drunk Drivers Over the Weekend

In the continuing effort to make our roads safer, Police set up DWI checking stations in Mecklenburg County over the weekend, resulting in over 140 charges filed.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were stationed in the 8300 block of Nations Ford Road from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.  There, a total of 82 charges were filed, including five DWIs, 14 driving while license revoked, four no insurance, one no seat belt, and one open container.

Saturday, CMPD, UNCCPD and Pineville Police Department collaborated in the DWI checking station in the 2200 block of Central Avenue.  Officials filed another 60 charges during the four-hour campaign.

Out of the charges filed on Saturday, 10 were DWIs, 15 driving while license revoked, two open container, one possession of cocaine with intent to deliver/sell, two carry of concealed weapon and one possession of marijuana.

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes.  These fatalities accounted for 31 percent of motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. that year.  It’s no surprise that police across the nation are cracking down on drunk driving.  There is never a good excuse for drinking and driving.  If you know you will be drinking, arrange for transportation ahead of time and always have a backup.  When you or someone you love is involved in a serious accident, call the DUI Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.