NORTH TONAWANDA – Dozens of drivers were arrested or ticketed in a STOP-DWI sobriety checkpoint conducted by the North Tonawanda Police Department from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday.
A total of 1680 motorists were screened as they drove through the checkpoint set up near the entrance of Fisherman’s Park.
One unnamed motorist was charged with drunken driving, another was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated; two were arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation and another charged with unlicensed operation.
Police also issued 18 summonses for uninspected motor vehicles, two for seatbelt violations, one for an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, one for uninsured motor vehicle, three for equipment violations, one for unsecured license plate, two for no-turn signals and one penal law violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.
North Tonawanda Police did not release names of arrested individuals.