Saturday 04 Apr 2020


12 Impaired Driving Arrests Made During Weekend Checkpoint

On Saturday, December 14, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office hosted a multi-agency DWI checkpoint. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Fremont Police Department, Goldsboro Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch also aided in the checkpoint by providing a Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit (BAT Mobile) for on-site breath alcohol testing. The utilization of the BAT Mobile also provided law enforcement officers on scene the expedited access to a magistrate judge and a separate room for drug influence evaluations for suspected drug-impaired drivers.

The checkpoint resulted in the arrest of 12 alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, six wanted-persons being apprehended, five motor vehicles seized under the North Carolina DWI seizure law, two child abuse charges as one impaired driver had his children in the vehicle with him, and 79 additional citations issued for offenses such as, but not limited to, driving while license revoked, no operator license, open containers of alcohol in the passenger area, and child passenger restraint violations.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force would like to thank all who participated in making this checking station a success as we continue our mission in making the streets and highways in North Carolina a safer place for everyone to travel.

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