A weekend DWI checkpoint resulted in 55 traffic citations and arrests and potentially saved lives, according to police who set up overnight Saturday next to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Officers from multiple agencies manned the checkpoint from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday on 14th Street near Berkley Road, where suspected drunk drivers were escorted on board a BATmobile — Breath Alcohol Test mobile — to be tested for impairment at one of six breath stations.
A breathalyzer test reading greater than the legal limit of .08 required the driver to head to the back of the bus to face an onboard magistrate who then determined whether to release the accused to a sober, responsible adult or have the person transported to jail.
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