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Raleigh police make 28 DWI arrests in weekend checkpoints

Posted April 13, 2013
Updated May 10, 2013

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— Raleigh police made 28 DWI arrests at two checkpoints this weekend.

Officers from Raleigh were joined by numerous other law enforcement agencies around the Triangle, and the joint force operated checking stations from 12:30 to 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Capital Boulevard and 12:30 to 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Six Forks Road.

The arrests equate to about one DWI every 11 minutes.

Aside from the DWI arrests, drivers were cited for nine other alcohol violations, two weapons violations, nine drug charges and 36 non-alcohol traffic violations. Four pending arrest warrants were also served.

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  • Brian Jenkins Apr 15, 2013

    Yes and we can put cameras in every house to stop domestic violence. Maybe police can stop by and check to make sure your children are ok randomly. Why stop at checkpoints?

  • WooHoo2You Apr 15, 2013

    Minarchist,

    -OOHHH IF IF FIFIFIF IF. Drunks are out right now. Ill take my chances. / SCUBA....I was t-boned by a drunk driver in 1999 at the intersection of Capital and Buffaloe. Thanks for your concern!!! Glad those checkpoitns helped me there!!

    You *could have* been killed this morning by one but we will never know.

    -Maybe they should start testing for sleepy drivers too? They kill just as many.

    No they do not.

    - Maybe the cops can stop randomly at your house to make sure you keep things legal in your house?

    Has your house driven into an oncoming lane lately?

    - ?? I love you libs. You mean the "no drinking and driving" law isnt working?.?>>??

    And double illegal gay marriage got rid of gay people, eh?

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 15, 2013

    SCUBA....I was t-boned by a drunk driver in 1999 at the intersection of Capital and Buffaloe. Thanks for your concern!!! Glad those checkpoitns helped me there!!

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 15, 2013

    The ONLY part of this I disagree with is the fact that it is advertised they are going to do this. It should be a surprise both that it's being planned and WHERE it's being done.

    I would much rather be 'stopped and harrassed for coming home from work' than to be t-boned by a drunk or someone texting etc. If Minarchist thinks this is a police state I suggest some world travel to really see one.
    Scubagirl
    April 15, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    OOHHH IF IF FIFIFIF IF. Drunks are out right now. Ill take my chances. Maybe they should start testing for sleepy drivers too? They kill just as many. Maybe the cops can stop randomly at your house to make sure you keep things legal in your house? ?? I love you libs. You mean the "no drinking and driving" law isnt working?.?>>??

  • jamesthedoctor Apr 15, 2013

    Warrant-less search in a free country? Get revenue up? Stop and Harrassed?

    SOME of you people are ridiculous!!! You support the ban on smoking in a restaurant at 96% but DON'T want the police to check people between midnight and 3am for drunk driving on a weekend? It isn't warrantless, it's a privilege to drive on a state road not a right. Anything you drive, surrounded by windows (vehicle) on a state maintained roadway has a very low expectation of privacy and can be subjected to checkpoints. Know the law or keep to yourself.

  • mac240 Apr 15, 2013

    28 DWI arrests, will net maybe three convictions!

  • Scubagirl Apr 15, 2013

    The ONLY part of this I disagree with is the fact that it is advertised they are going to do this. It should be a surprise both that it's being planned and WHERE it's being done.

    I would much rather be 'stopped and harrassed for coming home from work' than to be t-boned by a drunk or someone texting etc. If Minarchist thinks this is a police state I suggest some world travel to really see one.

  • mrlee34 Apr 15, 2013

    Good job RPD!!! Get that revenue up!

  • LocalYokel Apr 15, 2013

    I don't like the warrant-less search in a "free" country but when they turn up a DWI driver every 11 minutes they prove we have a bad driver problem.

    All you have to do is look around and its obvious that bad drivers rule our roads NOT the police.