“We pick out different areas throughout the county where we’ve had problems, where there’s been a lot of wrecks lately or there’s been complaints of speeding,” Sheriff Donnie Harrison said.
Charges against motorists from Saturday included eight for driving while impaired and three felony drug offenses, as well as 24 for driving with a revoked license and another 24 for driving without a driver's license. The other charges were for various motor-vehicle infractions.
“What we try to do is let people know, ‘Hey, you can’t drive and drink. You can’t drive without a driver’s license. You can’t drive and haul dope,’" Harrison said. "And the best thing to do is have these checkpoints and work it like crazy."
Last Sunday in Raleigh, a DWI-related crash on the Inner Beltline left three people dead.
Martinez was traveling westbound in an eastbound lane when his van collided with a Lexus near the on-ramp from Capital Boulevard, police said.