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Wake DWI checkpoint nets 81 charges

Posted July 3, 2011

— Law enforcement issued 81 charges Saturday night during a checkpoint in Wake County searching for impaired drivers, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said that authorities cited eight drivers for driving while impaired and two for provisional DWI at Poole and Barwell roads, just outside the Raleigh city limits.

Other citations included 24 for driving without a license, 10 for driving with a revoked license, eight felony or misdemeanor drug charges and four child safety violations.

Authorities also recovered a stolen vehicle, Stephens said.

Along the sheriff's office, the checkpoint was run by state troopers, the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, Knightdale, North Carolina State University and Zebulon police departments.


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  • ifcdirector Jul 5, 2011

    "I do not see any action towards making a task force that does these DWI checkpoints on a daily basis." Yes let's stop all motorists, pedestrians, people in their homes, etc etc without any probable cause to do so whatsoever. God knows if we can just send teams of police officers door to door to search everyone's home how many crimes will be solved. Why they will have to build new prisons. Then let's install cameras in every car and in every home. After that we can put tiny GPS locators inside of every citizen's body so that law enforcement will know where they are at all times. Right comrade? Unreal that there are people who support this complete violation of liberties and the law where the ends justify any means whatsoever. Studies prove that patrols made by the same officers standing around, holding you against your will, stopping you without probably cause, searching your car since you are there anyway....are much more effective. But then they are not as 1939 Berlin right?

  • AlbertEinstein Jul 4, 2011

    I keep hearing statistics on these types of checkpoints, yet, with their overwhelming success I do not see any action towards making a task force that does these DWI checkpoints on a daily basis. From my standpoint, they would not only pay for themselves, but go a great distance to keep some of these "fools" off of the road.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 4, 2011

    Thanks for the info. I was kinda of wonder that myself. Check points, do work. I've been through a very small few, since it's usaully broadcast where they are and you can avoild them. What concerns me more is that we have we've gotten into such a state as to need them. The other concern is that they are considered legal to have. Next will be house to house search at random. Don't think it can't happen, just remember history from several years back. Once it's allow one time like the check points, it will snowball into more power for the goverment.

  • HarleyMan66 Jul 4, 2011

    Checkpoints... total waste of time and expense.

  • regretpostinganythingonwral3 Jul 4, 2011

    1nclady you are wrong. A very large percentage of illegal immigrants came into this country because George Bush's personal friend President Fox of Mexico, even giving them assistance getting into this country. A large portion of illegal immigrants in this country are here because of NAFTA a Bush 41\ Clinton program. wake up! Big business wants these people here, not the rest of us. Once again, what ever people on the right blame others for, is in fact,what the right does. You are one of the only ignorant people left that thinks POTUS is responsible for it. In FACT, over 1\3 of illegal immigrants in NC have LEFT since August 08. Get your facts right. The gop let most of them in, and YOU think we are going to round up 40 million illegals? lolololol

  • 1nclady Jul 4, 2011

    Does it matter if any of the 24 people driving without driver's license are illegal aliens? Nope. We know and they know the president gives them a get out of jail free card.

  • XLAW Jul 4, 2011

    I'd be curious to learn how many cars were stopped resulting in 81 charges. What was the ratio of legal and sober drivers to the total stopped? Of the 24 stopped for driving without a license, how many were illegal immigrants?

  • coolwill43 Jul 4, 2011

    If you are under 21 and are found to be driving with any amount of alcohol or drugs in your system, you will be cited for a provisional DWI

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 4, 2011

    81 charges, but how many people were actually arrested?

  • ecu4me2 Jul 4, 2011

    You might want to do this sting again! We could keep the schools going for a while longer if you keep this good work up.