A traffic checkpoint led by Wendell police in conjunction with 10 other agencies on March 22 resulted in 58 charges. These charges included four counts of driving while impaired, said Wendell Police officials.
Other charges included two felony drug violations, nine misdemeanor drug violations, 14 charges of driving without an operator’s license, five counts of driving with a revoked license, two child safety seat violations, three seat belt violations, four open container violations, one charge of possession of stolen property, one charge of aiding and abetting driving while impaired and 13 charges for other offenses. Police also served seven outstanding warrants and recovered a stolen firearm.
Police officers from Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest and Zebulon along with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Wake County Sheriff’s Department joined in the effort. The Wake County Traffic Safety Task Force brings together representatives from most of the county’s law enforcement agencies to emphasize enforcement of DWI, speeding and seat-belt laws.
Police departments use DWI Checkpoints in their campaign to keep motorists from driving while impaired, said Wendell Police Chief Bill Carter.