Police: Almost 350 passed through safety checkpoint | News
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Police Department says nearly 350 vehicles passed through a traffic safety checkpoint conducted Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Of those, police say a handful of drivers were asked to pull off the road to be sceened for impairement or for other issues.
"We were pleased with the results," said Capt. Don Hodgson. "I believe our traffic safety efforts are paying off, as we didn't make any DUI arrests at the checkpoint. The vast majority of the drivers were law abiding, with only a few minor violations."
According to the police department, the checkpoint began just before 11 p.m. on Saturday in the 3600 block of Clark's River Road. Each of the 340 cars that passed through was stopped. Seven drivers were given field-sobriety tests, but none were arrested.
Police say eight drivers were cited for seat belt violations; one for having no proof of insurance; one for not having his operator's license in possession; and one for possessing an open container of alcohol.
The checkpoint is a part of the Paducah Police Department's Operation Summer Nights program, targeting impaired drivers and those not wearing seat belts.
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