Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 13 people were charged with driving while impaired during an overnight checkpoint in east Charlotte.
In all, 104 charges and citations were issued during the checkpoint, which ran from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the 6200 block of North Sharon Amity.
The checkpoint was part of a statewide Booze it and Lose it campaign that launched Friday and will continue through Sunday. State law enforcement officials said they planned to increase patrols across North Carolina throughout the St. Patricks Day weekend.
Police said they issued the following citations:
• Driving while impaired: 13
• No operators license: 48
• Driving with a revoked license: 16
• Seat belt violation: 2
• Possession of marijuana: 1
• Open container of alcohol: 8
• Other charges (tags, inspections, insurance): 16
Multiple agencies participated in the overnight checkpoint, including CMPD, the Mint Hill Police Department, Mecklenburg County ABC Law Enforcement, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
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