Hundreds screened at DWI checkpoint, 9 arrested, several citations

Hundreds screened at DWI checkpoint, 9 arrested, several citations

POSTED: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:27am

The Baton Rouge Police Department screened hundreds of cars at a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 29.

“We conduct DWI checkpoints typically on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, and that’s because that’s the most likely time for people to be out drinking and driving,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Department, said.

The checkpoint was set on the 3100 block of Harding Blvd from midnight until 2:10 a.m. We’re told the checkpoint was delayed due to the rain.

Officers screened a total of 435 cars during that period. As a result they made 9 arrests for DWI. They also arrested on individual for having an open container in the vehicle, and another for possession of marijuana.

Along with DWI arrests, officers issued citations for 14 different traffic violations.

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this is an abuse of power 435 cars some of those with multiple passengers. If you just go by 435 and nine arrests thats less than 2%. I guess your police need the overtime to pay for all the donuts. They are just conditioning you to obey them. If you vote for your sherrif's I hope you vote them out. If you want to waste the manpower have them hunt down outstanding warrants, they will have a higher success rate, oh that wouldn't mean having fun harassing normal citizens ,your state suks

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