Checkpoint Nabs 14 On DWI, Drug, Other Charges

A DWI checkpoint in Jacksonville resulted in several drivers charged with drunk driving and other offenses.

Jacksonville police set up the checkpoint late Saturday into Sunday morning on the US Highway 17 Bypass west, near the NC 24- US 17 split. Six people were charged with DWI. Police also arrested two wanted suspects and arrested 6 people on drug offenses.


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  • by juice Location: belhaven on May 14, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    nothing ilegal until you get cought. the checkpoints are cheating
  • by ???? Location: Martin County on May 3, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    If any one needs any questions answered, It seems as if you might could direct them to "Anonymous". He seems to know alot.
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      by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 02:52 PM in reply to ????
      they get thrown out for a reason genius.
  • by Bertie on May 3, 2011 at 08:38 AM
    These checkpoints are unconstitutional. I dare anyone to argue a coherent case that says otherwise.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on May 3, 2011 at 11:11 AM in reply to Bertie
      Drunk drivers, revoked license drivers, drug dealers, are unconstitutional too, when they share the road with our innocent teens and families. Get real.
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        by former judge on May 14, 2011 at 07:47 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        driving drunk,revoked license drivers,and drug dealers got nothing to do with the consititution. it is just not legal. but remember nothings ilegal to you get caught
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      by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM in reply to Bertie
      they will be thrown out.
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      by Big Red on May 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Bertie
      Driving is a privilege, not a right, which is why you have to take a written as well as a proficiency test to prove you can drive safely. Like most privileges they can be taken away, (which is what the licensing system is all about) so if the state or county or city wants to do checkpoints, they can. There is nothing in any constitution, federal or otherwise, that gives a person a "right" to drive.
  • by Police Woman on May 3, 2011 at 07:20 AM
    According to the Greenville Police woman that was arrested in Winterville, it is unconstitutional to ask for someone's ID without proper cause. Driving up on a checkpoint doesn't mean I should have to show it, it was no warranted to ask me for it. Throw out all the cases. GPD said it, not me so I am going to use it as a defense.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on May 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM in reply to Police Woman
      How kind of you to offer to open your neighborhood to these DUI offenders; that'll take them off our public highways where innocent, law-abiding citizens are. Perhaps, LE will put up signs guiding people who wish to avoid the checkpoint in your direction. Have a good day.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on May 3, 2011 at 05:06 AM
    And this was just ONE night; these thoughtless people are out there EVERY night.
  • by What About Pollocksville? on May 2, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    There was a checkpoint at the bridge on Hwy17 in Pollocksville that night, too. Any action there? They're getting trick, too. They used a Fire & Rescue vehicle and crew to make it look like an accident/fire from a distance...but it was a license check instead. (blue lights are a dead giveaway)
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      by Jeff on May 3, 2011 at 02:43 AM in reply to What About Pollocksville?
      It's crazy to see how many ignorant people we have who choose to get behind the wheel after they've been drinking more than one or two drinks. With all the taxi cab services available in Jacksonville, nobody has any excuse.
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        by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 08:37 AM in reply to Jeff
        I'm glad you know everything about drinking.
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      by Anonymous on May 3, 2011 at 05:44 AM in reply to What About Pollocksville?
      if they are "tricking" drivers then they will be dismissed...there is a certain way you must conduct a DWI checkpoint.
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        by Tricky Checkpoint on May 3, 2011 at 08:49 AM in reply to
        I don't think so. There is no way they could be viewed as being unfair. It's only a licence check. Trust me, the CIA & FBI get away with lots of stuff you'd think was illegal. They skirt the laws and find loopholes & exceptions. They could claim the EMS team was there because one of the officers fell ill or was injured during a stop. Blue lights flashing makes most criminals run.
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        by ???? on May 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to
        I am glad you know everything about conducting a checkpoint!!!!! People have names for people like you ! Keep up LEO. I hope you can get them ALL
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