12 DWI arrests in East Charlotte Checkpoint

By Steve Lyttle / Charlotte Observer February 25, 2011

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 12 arrests were made on DWI charges overnight during a checkpoint in east Charlotte.

Sgt. David Sloan said another 15 motorists were cited for driving with revoked licenses or no licenses at all, and six other alcohol- or drug-related charges were filed.

The checkpoint took place from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. in the 1700 block of The Plaza. Sloan said 13 motorists were arrested — those charged with DWI, and another person who had an outstanding warrant.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they were helped by the Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville police, the Highway Patrol, and Mecklenburg County’s ABC law enforcement.

Here is a list of citations and arrests:

DWI — 12

Driving with a revoked license — 4

No operator’s license — 3

Under-age possession of alcohol — 2

Open container law — 3

Drug charges — 1

Other citations (tags, insurance, etc.) — 17

Seat belt law — 1

Larceny warrant arrest — 1

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