DWI Checkpoint Nets Nearly 100 Charges And Arrests

A Saturday night DWI Checkpoint on US 70 in Clayton netted nearly 100 charges and arrests – seven arrests for driving under the influence and 84 other charges including taking guns, drugs and one fugitive off the streets.

The Clayton Police Department hosted the checkpoint with help from the Smithfield, Kenly and Wilson’s Mills Police Departments, as well as the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.  In addition, several Assistant District Attorneys from the office of Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle were on site to help.

The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. on Saturday along Highway 70 near the intersection of Hardee Lane and ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday.  It was one of the most productive checkpoints ever held by the Clayton Police Department.

Among the charges:

7 DWI arrests with the highest blood concentration at .25, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.
4 gun charges including 1 possession of a firearm by a felon and 1 possession of a stolen firearm
14 drug arrests/charges
1 fugitive arrest
30 charged with driving with no operator’s license
10 charged with driving on a revoked license
2 driving with no insurance
9 registration violations
13 for inspection, failure to carry a license, etc.