BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - More than a dozen agencies took part in a checking station in Bladen County that led to 10 arrests on May 10.
The checking station, which was on Hwy. 87 just east of Tobermory Road near the Bladen County/Cumberland County line, resulted in 62 traffic-related charges and 13 criminal charges:
- Four Driving While Impaired (DWI)
- One Open Alcoholic Container
- One Child Safety Seat Violation
- 23 Driving While License Revoked
- 7 No Operator’s License, 16 Expired Registration
- 5 Inspection Violations
- 5 Other Motor-Vehicle Violations
- 7 Misdemeanor Drug Charges
- 5 Felony Drug Charges
- 1 Weapons Charge
Two people also were arrested on outstanding warrants.
More than 30 officer sand 14 agencies assisted in the checking station: the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Bladenboro Police Department, White Lake Police Department, Lumberton Police Department, Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Bladen County EMS, Bladen County Magistrates Office, and North Carolina Division of Public Health.
“I am very proud of the cooperation from not only the agencies in our county but from surrounding counties and agencies, said Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker. “The help of all these agencies made this operation a success and made our highways safer for others to travel. We plan to hold more of these and we will be going to other counties to help them with their efforts.”