Saturday Night Saturation Yields Multiple Violations

CPD and multiple agencies held a checking station Saturday in Chadbourn.
The sheriff's office and multiple agencies held a checking station Saturday in Chadbourn. (file photo)

In what has almost become a Strawberry Festival tradition, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and multiple neighboring law enforcement agencies launched a saturation operation in Chadbourn on Saturday evening. This initiative encompassed the Chadbourn city limits and surrounding communities.

“The primary aim of this endeavor was to enforce motor vehicle codes rigorously and to mitigate the risks of motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and fatalities stemming from impaired driving incidents,” Sheriff W.A. “Bill” Rogers said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office enlisted the support of the Forensic Test for Alcohol Branch of NCDHHS, which deployed their BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) Mobile Unit to the saturation event. This specialized unit features a magistrate’s office, multiple breath alcohol testing stations equipped with Evidential Breath Alcohol testing instruments, fingerprinting equipment, and other essential resources necessary for conducting large-scale saturation events.

The operation spanned four hours, from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Officers and deputies issued two drug related citations, two speeding citations, four for no insurance, 25 registration violations, seven seatbelt/restraint violations, two tickets for no operator’s license, ten driving while license revoked, two driving while impaired arrests, and issued 16 other traffic violations. Six fugitives were also arrested.

Chadbourn, Fair Bluff, and Lumberton Police, along with deputies from Brunswick and Bladen and Highway Patrol Troopers were part of the effort, along with the Forensic Test for Alcohol Branch of NCDHHS.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office sincerely appreciates the officers and agencies involved in this operation, Rogers said in the press release.

“Your dedication made it a success. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our community safe.”

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