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Cary Residents Question Police Checkpoints

Posted July 29, 2001

— Some residents of a Cary community say they are getting too much attention from the police for the wrong reasons.

Police set up a license checkpoint at Village Green near East Cary Middle School Saturday. Residents say they have to pass through a checkpoint about once a month. Some are worried that police are targeting minorities -- a charge Cary police deny.

"You can't look at our neighborhood and not suspect that there's not an element of persons that are being targeted," said Cary resident Darlene Humphries.

"We try to work areas where we've had high complaints about traffic, speeding, as well as highly populated areas," said Sgt. Michael Williams of the Cary Police Department.

Cary police say they conduct checkpoints every weekend in neighborhoods all over town. Officers wrote 17 tickets and made one drunk driving arrest yesterday.


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