36 tickets issued at Greenville DWI checkpoint - WSPA.com

36 tickets issued at Greenville DWI checkpoint

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A 3 hour checkpoint resulted in 36 tickets.

Greenville Police's checkpoint shut down an hour early last night because of the rain.

But the setup on 5th Street still caught several people breaking the law.

It's one of several police have set up over the past couple of months. They say while their checkpoint locations change, their message to drunk drivers is the same.

"If you're going to drink don't drive, if you're going to be impaired, don't drive because we are looking for you and we are actively going to do whatever we have to do to get you off our roads," said Cpl. Michael Montanye.

Police said this won't be the last checkpoint, so keep an eye out, drive safely, and obey the law.

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Several law enforcement agencies were back on the streets of Greenville Wednesday night looking for drivers who don't need to be on the road.

They set up a DWI checkpoint from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. This time they were on 5th Street, near the intersection of 10th Street.

This is one of several DWI checkpoints Greenville Police have set up over the past couple of months. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies were also there.

Officers say they chose that location because there's a lot of traffic coming to and from downtown. They say while their checkpoint locations change, their message to drunk drivers is the same.

"If your going to drink don't drive, if your going to be impaired don't drive because we are looking for you and we are actively going to do whatever we have to do to get you off our roads," said Cpl. Michael Montanye.

We're still waiting to get the results from that checkpoint. Police tell us they'll be setting up more in the near future.

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