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10 people arrested at second Charlotte DWI checkpoint

In a second round of the statewide “Booze It and Lose It” campaign, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged several people with DWI and other violations Friday night at a Wilkinson Boulevard checkpoint.

Police say they charged 10 drivers with DWI and filed 57 charges total at a checkpoint in the 5200 block of Wilkinson Boulevard.

Thursday night, CMPD launched the anti-drinking-and-driving campaign and charged 11 drivers with DWI – and filed 65 charges in all – at a checkpoint on Central Avenue in east Charlotte.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is conducting the DWI campaign through Labor Day weekend. CMPD and other law enforcement agencies say they will have checkpoints and stepped-up patrols for the next two weeks.

Police Sgt. David Sloan said Nancy Edwards and her husband, Randy Zartman, were on hand at the checkpoint Thursday night. Their daughter, Jennifer Zartman, was killed at age 21 in an August 2006 collision with a drunken driver in Wilmington, Sloan said.

“Each year we do a checking station in memory of Jennifer,” Sloan said.

Friday’s checkpoint lasted until 3 a.m. Saturday.

Here are the results:

• DWI charges: 10.

• No operator’s license: 14.

• Driving with a suspended license: 11.

• Open container of alcohol: 1.

• Drug charges: 3.

• Other traffic charges: 18.

• Warrants served: 10.

Ruebens: 704-358-5294; Twitter: @lruebens
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