Road checks in Fayetteville net 14 arrests

Tue, 04/07/2009 - 3:50pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayetteville police made a total of 14 arrests and issued 29 citations in two late night road safety checks last weekend.

The April 4 road-check was conducted along Ga. Highway 85 north of Lanier Avenue followed April 5 with another at Hwy. 85 north of Fayette Pavilion. In all, approximately 225 vehicles made their way through the checkpoints.

Police along Hwy. 85 at Alan Vigil Ford checked approximately 100 vehicles between 1:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., said police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Officers made eight arrests and issued 15 traffic citations, he said.

Charges included suspended license, driving with a permit valid only for school, work or medical issues and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, along with four arrests for possession of alcohol by a minor, Crawshaw said.

The April 5 road-check was conducted on Hwy. 85 and 85 North Parkway between 12:30 and 2 a.m. Officers checked approximately 125 vehicles, issuing 14 citations and making six arrests, said Crawshaw.

The arrests came for infractions such as DUI, suspended license, giving false information, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor, said Crawshaw.

One vehicle approaching the road-check turned into a parking lot off Promenade Parkway and turned off the headlights, Crawshaw said.

Officers drove into the parking lot and found the vehicle parked behind a building. When officers approached the vehicle, the driver told them he had pulled in to find his driver’s license.

While speaking with the driver, officers smelled alcohol and administered the test for alcohol for the underage man, said Crawshaw said. He was subsequently arrested for underage consumption.

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