More than 200 traffic citations given during checkpoints at two pre-determined locations |
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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office along with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department conducted two DUI sobriety checkpoints at two pre-determined locations due to area crash data on alcohol related crashes.
The combined effort for Friday night's two checkpoint locations included:
- 217 Traffic Citations
- 8 Physical DUI arrests
- 7 Misdemeanor Citations
- 1 Weapon/Narcotic Physical (stolen handgun/marijuana on person)
The checkpoints were are two different locations along Statelline Road.
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.