Raleigh checkpoint nets 23 DWI charges

From staff reportsDecember 21, 2013 

— Nearby police departments and Raleigh’s newly formed DWI squad charged 23 motorists with driving while impaired charges at a checkpoint on the 4400 block of Capital Boulevard last night.

Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Rolesville and Wake Forest all participated in the multi-agency check. N.C. State University police and the Wake County Sheriff’s Department also participated.

The Wake County Magistrate’s office was also on hand to help with arrests.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Forensic Test for Alcohol Branch also brought along its BAT Mobile, a mobile blood-alcohol testing center.

Raleigh coordinated the checkpoint with special help from the department’s 3-month-old DWI squad.

The group is supported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Grant and was created with federal grant money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In addition to the DWI charges, the checkpoint also yielded three DWI-related vehicle seizures, five drug violation charges, 12 driving with a revoked license charges, 11 no operator’s license charges and eight other vehicle violation charges.

The checkpoint also caught two criminal violation charges.

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