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DWI checkpoint nets 50 charges

Posted December 14, 2008

— Wake County sheriff's deputies issued 50 charges during a checkpoint overnight Saturday.

Two people were charged with driving while impaired at U.S. Highway 70 and Guy Road, west of Clayton, said Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Three motorists were also charged for driving with a revoked license, and 18 more for driving without a license, Stephens said.

The remaining charges included various motor-vehicle infractions.


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  • Selleck Dec 17, 2008

    leo-nc Although I'm happy about the check points, because they do catch some of the criminals on the roads illegally. Your comment seems very imature for a professional. I've read some of your other comments on GOLO and your not right "in the head".

  • doubleplayno6 Dec 17, 2008

    When has the police violated rights of people who are obeying the law? I don't understand the comments. I have been through several "checks" recently and the officers have been speedy and very friendly to me. I have even left my license at home once and it was not a problem. I for one am glad they do the check points. People have no business driving while impaired! I may save YOUR life one day and you won't even know it...

  • scientistjo Dec 17, 2008

    "20 bucks say's the 18 without a DL were Illegals"

    People are so darn obsessed with 'illegals'! As if all of your problems would just go away if there were no immigrants. You'd just blame someone else for your problems.
    Many people forget their license at home when driving, and this was probably the majority of those cases.

  • LambeauSouth Dec 17, 2008

    20 bucks say's the 18 without a DL were Illegals

  • twc Dec 17, 2008

    gba479, if I'm on an important errand, or picking up my child, or trying to get to work to please an employer who might not be so understanding, or any of many other legitimate reasons, I do not need a 15 or 20 minute delay because someone else "might" be breaking the law.

    wa4mjf, I should have made it clearer for the less sharp among us that I was not referring to the USSS. Simply using the words "secret service" to describe their mo. duh!!

  • bigpinkstork Dec 17, 2008

    Driving is a lawful act. Unless the police have reason to believe that you are behaving unlawfully, they are supposed to let you go about your business. Just driving down the road should not make people subject to being stopped, forced to show documents, and interrogated about where they've been and where they're headed. Objecting to checkpoints doesn't mean I support drunk driving--what a ridiculous assertion. It means that I support freedom above expediency. Random checkpoints may be an efficient way to rack up ticket-related revenue, but they are also an infringement of our rights.

  • gba479 Dec 17, 2008

    So let me get this straight, everyone is complaining about dui checks, saying it's not right. Well then you must be the people who are out drinking and driving! I have no problem with checkpoints b/c I don't drink and drive, or have a suspended liscence, or any other problems. They are just trying to protect people from the idiots who could hurt or possibly kill someone by driving under the influence. So they give out other violations too, if you know your liscence is revoked, you know you shouldn't be driving! Maybe some of you complaining should get in an accident with a drunk driver and then come back here and repost.

  • RonnieR Dec 17, 2008

    AFAIK, twc, the USSS only uses unmarked cars for the Special Agents and they would very seldom, if ever, make a traffic stop. The uniformed
    USSS officers have marked cars, but I don't think that they make many traffic stops either.

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Dec 17, 2008

    Law enforcement is not know for user-friendly packaging. In a real America it would be called a safety stop.

  • leo-nc Dec 17, 2008

    Awww poor babies. It's just too bad isn't it? You can cry about this all day long but until you're appointed to the Supreme Court, we'll be out there doing out jobs like always. Don't you love it?!?!?! I sure do!