Checkpoint Helps Clear Roads

Lawmen are on the hunt for lawless motorists across the east.

In Rocky Mount lawmen netted 84 infractions against drivers Friday night at a overnight checkpoint just west of I-95. The Rocky Mount Police department's traffic safety unit orchestrated the stop in conjunction with the governors highway safety initiative. Rocky Mount lawmen say the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Freight Road like many major crossroads in Eastern Carolina have proven to be a public safety hazard, and needed beefed up enforcement to help drive home the message of safe driving.