Checking Station Ends With Numerous Charges

A sobriety checking station in Craven County resulted in almost 40 charges and violations for numerous offenses.

The station was located on U.S. Highway West near the Pembroke overpass Friday night into Saturday morning.

The charges and violations include 10 driving without a license, 6 driving with a revoked license, 5 underage consumption violations, 4 DWI's, 4 possession of marijuana, 1 possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 provisional DWI, 1 carrying a concealed weapon, 1 failure to comply with driver's license restriction, 1 vehicle inspection violation.

New Bern Police, State Highway Patrol, Bridgeton Police, Havelock Police and Craven County ABC Officers all took part.

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  • by Cuff'em and Stuff'em on Jan 26, 2010 at 02:34 PM
    It sounds like they need to do them more often. If you do not have anything to hide it should not offend you. Thaks for making the roads safer. Great job LE!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    If it were really about making the roadways safer and keeping people from driving drunk they'd have an officer at each bar stopping people with a brethalyzer at the exit of the parking lot. Wouldn't take any more than the number of officers involved in most road blocks, and would get them off the road before they can get on it.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    I don't have anything against checkpoints, especially on your holidays or other big time events happening, but on random nights like this, you just don't cover over one intersection or part of the road and have numerous officers all at the same location, leaving other locations without the needed officers, even in an emergency.
  • by J Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    Checkpoints are NOT constitutional. At all. Get rid of them.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 26, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Checking Station Ends With Thousands Of Dollars in Revenue for state worker payrolls. Their first main goal before everything else is making money for the state. Reducing crime is second.
  • by Suzanne Location: Gville on Jan 26, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    I see some people were charged for driving w/out a license. Hmm.. I guess that is a crime then. New Bern PD, how about informing GPD of that! An illegal immigrant hit my Mom's car in a parking lot in Gville and the cop wouldn't charge the person b/c he claimed it wasn't illegal to drive in a parking lot w/out a license-how did he get to the parking lot then?
  • by Joe Location: Craven on Jan 26, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    If they REALLY want to get the DWI's off the road... they should set up a traffic stop on SpringGarden Rd!! OMG, talk about drunks!
  • by Mr. Niceguy Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    Hey, cities and police departments have expenses. "Real" crime is being focussed on BUT checkpoints and traffic stops definitely help pay the bills.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:31 PM
    Wonder how long it will be before some of our more up standing citizens will complain about cops not focusing on real crime like murder and gang activity? As for me, thanks LOE's.

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