Checkpoints uncover violations | The Press and Standard

by | April 20, 2018 5:00 am

Last Updated: April 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

A trio of public safety checkpoints in Colleton County on the evening of April 14 uncovered 19 drug, alcohol and driving violations.
The checkpoints, held in coordination with the 14th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, were located on Winchester Road and Industrial Road in Walterboro and on Rehoboth Road in Cottageville. They were operated between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
The checkpoints results included:
• 1 DUI
• 1 open container of alcohol
• 1 alcohol violation
• 8 simple possession of marijuana
• 1 possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute
• 4 driving under suspension
• 1 child restraint violation
• 1 muffler violation
• 2 uninsured motorists
The checkpoints were held in memory of traffic victims and in recognition of the fifth annual Walk Like MADD event held in Columbia.

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  1. Comment by Christina Hikl

    April 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    This just proves how this town is! How about control the shootings and saving people’s lives instead of being concerned with making money handing out Violations!!!!! People are loosing children and your law Enforcement is concerned with this!!?? Puzzled!!!!

  2. Comment by Michael Shaw

    April 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Pathetic! Focus on the major issues in the community!!!! Such a waste of time right here!!

  3. Comment by Sherry T

    April 24, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Everyone wants to tell the law enforcement what they should be doing. If people weren’t out here driving dirty, then there would have been no citations during the checkpoints that were organized to make sure people were clean. People loose loved ones everyday. If yall are so concerned about the loss of a family member, then might I suggest you make sure your loved ones aren’t hanging out with or in drug infested areas. Take the time to make sure your loved ones ain’t out here retaliating against each other. Show them how to love and make peace amongst themselves. Then there would be no need to get on a public forum and run down law enfircement, when all they are doing is trying to keep EVERYONE’S loved ones safe.

  4. Comment by Nikki Grey

    April 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I mean safety check points are a part of their job!! If one is going to be a critic on Colleton Countys officers, at least know that its losing and not loosing! Great job to the officers!! Never know where that open container, DUI or the drugs could have ended up!!!!!

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