Sheriff’s Office holds checkpoints for Super Bowl

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — On Super Bowl Sunday, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with several other entities for a DWI Checkpoint resulting in 102 various charges.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Laurinburg Police Department, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Rockingham Police Department, Emergency Management personnel and the Stewartsville Fire Department all worked together to conduct multiple checkpoints in the county to reduce dangers on the county’s roads.

“Super Bowl Sunday is one of America’s biggest and most entertaining national sporting events for friends and families gathering to socialize and watch the big game,” said Sheriff Ralph Kersey. “Yet, it has also become one of the nation’s most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving.”

The checkpoints were located on US 501 at the Robeson County line, Pea Bridge Road, Old Maxton Road, North Carolina 71, and McGirts Bridge Road.

The traffic violations are as follows:

— Driving while license revoked, 38

— No drivers license, 19

— Inspection violations, three

— No insurance,four

— Registration violations, 17

— Child seat violation, 17

— Seat belt violations, two

— Open container, one

— Other traffic violations, 10

There were also several warrants served, including second-degree arson, assault by pointing a gun, unsealed liquor in a pass area, fictitious information to officer and failure to return rental property.

Staff report