Above: File image of a previous checkpoint held by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department
Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens told White River Now that his department held field sobriety checkpoints throughout the county on Saturday, May 1.
Numbers from the checkpoints show 97 contacts were made, 29 citations were issued, three arrests were made, and one case of driving while intoxicated was reported.
The operation of sobriety checkpoints is funded by the Independence County Drug-Free Communities grant, Stephens said.
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