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Hundreds busted in pop-up checkpoints

3 years 1 week 6 days ago November 25, 2013 Nov 25, 2013 Monday, November 25 2013 November 25, 2013 9:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Police were watching busy roads closely for drivers who were not following traffic laws Monday.

Just more than 100 people were ticketed for not wearing seat belts in three separate checkpoints: one on Dalrymple, another on LSU Avenue near Highland Road, and a third on Sherwood Forest at Old Hammond Highway.

The checkpoints were about four hours long.

More than 300 tickets were issued for non-moving violations. Others were slapped with more serious charges: DUI with child endangerment and drug possession.

Police said the checkpoints, which have been commonplace the last few weeks, are part of an effort to keep people safe under the federal "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Drivers should expect to routinely see roving checkpoints, Baton Rouge Police said.
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