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Police issue 46 charges at DWI checkpoint in southwest Charlotte

Staff reports

A total of 46 charges resulted from a DWI checkpoint held Friday night by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in southwest Charlotte.

Police issued eight charges of driving while intoxicated and found one open container of alcohol.

The checkpoint ran from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the intersection of Park Road and Kenilworth Avenue.

The checking station is part of the department’s “Booze it or Lose it” Independence Day campaign that started Thursday and runs through July 7.

Other violations discovered at the checkpoint include:

7 driving with a suspended license

11 no operator’s license

1 outstanding warrant

2 seatbelt violations

21 miscellaneous traffic charges, such as expired license tags and lack of insurance identification.

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