Holiday Checkpoints Yield 134 Arrests, Citations

Posted on Sep 07, 2010
   Three holiday safety checkpoints run by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and 16 other area departments over the long Labor Day weekend have yielded 134 arrests and citations.

   The checkpoints were conducted along U.S. 17, N.C. 179, Hickman Road and Country Club Road in Calabash, according to Brunswick County Sheriff's Sgt. April Stanley. Fifteen DUI's were issued as well as 22 expired registration violations.

   Also issued were the following:

       Driving with license revoked: 13
       No operator's license: 11
       Expired inspection: 10
       Possession of marijuana: 9

       Possession of drug paraphernalia: 9

       Equipment violation:  8

       Underage consumption of alcohol: 5

       Underage possession of alcohol: 4

       No insurance: 3

       seat belt violation: 3

       Revoked registration: 2

       Provisional licensee: 2

       Child restraint violation: 2

       Helmet violation: 2

       Open container of alcohol in passenger area: 1

       Fleeing to elude arrest: 1

       Fictitious registration: 1

       Aiding and abetting a DUI: 1

       Failure to stop for blue light and siren: 1

       Resisting arrest: 1

       Possession of a schedule IV drug (Citalopram): 1