Florence County deputies conduct traffic checkpoint

January 16, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Florence County Sheriff’s deputies Friday took four impaired drivers and a pound of pot off the road at a traffic checkpoint.

The operation, which happened at the intersection of West Ashby Road and Douglas Street, resulted in four drivers found to be driving under the influence, three driving under suspension, one with an open container of alcohol, one who was violating their vehicle license and two child restraint violations, according to a release issued by the agency.

Seven officers participated in the Operation, five arrests were made and one vehicle search yielded approximately a pound of marijuana, according to the release.

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