Pierce City Police Department safety check nets 15 violations

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Members of the Pierce City Police Department conducted a safety checkpoint on Friday, Nov. 18, with good results.

The checkpoint took place from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m. and resulted in 13 summons issued and two arrested on outstanding warrants. A total of 195 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

A breakdown of the summons was as follows: one, driving while intoxicated; one, open container violation; one, seat belt violation; two, failure to provide proof of insurance; three, driving while suspended; and three, no driver's license.

Two warrant arrests were also made, one from the Monett Police Department and one from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

Police Chief Mike Abramovitz said this is part of a recently initiated enforcement effort. Periodic safety checks are planned into next year.

"A lot of people think these are to catch drunken drivers," Abramovitz said. "They really serve more as a deterrent."

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