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DWI Checking Station results in several arrests and charges

Town of Wake Forest News

Between 11 p.m. yesterday (June 5) and 2 a.m. today (June 6), the Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) simultaneously conducted a multi-agency DWI checking station in the area of Capital Boulevard/US1 and Burlington Mills Road.

In addition to WFPD officers, law enforcement personnel from the Fuquay-Varina Police Department, Cary Police Department, Knightdale Police Department, Raleigh Police Department, and Wake County Sheriff’s Office participated in the project, along with representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Also, the Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services provided a BAT Mobile, the Wake County Magistrate’s Office provided a magistrate and the City County Bureau of Identification provided an identification agent to support the operation. The NC Department of Transportation also provided assistance.

The checkpoint was held in conjunction with Operation Firecracker, a statewide traffic enforcement initiative sponsored by the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program. Operation Firecracker began on June 28 and will continue until July 8.

The checking station resulted in charges and actions concerning the following circumstances:

  • 5 DWI offenses
  • 18 Driving while license revoked violations
  • 18 No operator’s license violations
  • 2 Child safety seat violations
  • 1 Seatbelt violation
  • 7 Registration violations
  • 3 Inspection violations
  • 3 Equipment violations
  • 13 Drug violations
  • 3 Failure to carry a license violations
  • 1 Careless & reckless driving violation
  • 1 Failure to stop for blue lights violation
  • 1 TV viewing location
  • 1 Overcrowded vehicle violation
  • 1 Preexisting warrant was served
  • 3 Criminal Summons were served

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