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More than 1,000 vehicles screened in weekend sobriety checkpoint

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, September 03 2018 Sep 3, 2018 September 03, 2018 11:30 AM September 03, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Multiple local law enforcement agencies conducted a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend.

The checkpoint was set up in the 3900 block of Nicholson Drive between midnight and 3 a.m. Saturday. According to authorities, a total of 1,199 vehicles were screened.

As a result, the following statistics were recorded:

-Seven DWI arrests

-Three open container violations

-Four misdemeanor possession of marijuana arrests

-One Possession with intent to distribute marijuana arrest

-Thirty-six traffic citations issued

-Twenty-seven standardized field sobriety tests conducted

Agencies that participated in the checkpoint include Louisiana State Police, LSU Police, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Office, and Baton Rouge Police. 

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