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Police arrest 12 drunken drivers at University City checkpoint

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police made 12 driving-while-impaired arrests at a University City checkpoint late Friday and early Saturday.

Police also cited 22 motorists for driving without a driver’s license or with a revoked license.

The checkpoint was near UNC Charlotte in the 7900 block of University City Boulevard, which is between North Tryon Street and East W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Officers conducted the checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Assisting CMPD were officers from the Matthews, Pineville, and UNC Charlotte police departments and Mecklenburg County ABC law enforcement.

The total of arrests and citations:

DWI: 12

Driving with license revoked: 7

No operator’s license: 15

Open container law violation: 3

Underage possession of alcohol: 3

Other traffic charges: 25

Drug charges: 7 (2 felony charges)

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