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Roadblocks net two DUI arrests
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James Clark photo Dustin Brisher with the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department was one of several officers from surrounding counties to assist in the sobriety checkpoints conducted in Warren County on Friday night. He is pictured talking to a motorist at the checkpoint in Newtown.
There were over 1,100 motorists checked and two DUI arrests made during two sobriety checkpoints Friday night in Warren County. The first checkpoint on Sparta Highway near the hospital resulted in both DUI arrests as 819 vehicles passed through the checkpoint from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The second checkpoint in Newtown resulted in one arrest on an outstanding warrant and several infractions, but no DUI arrests. There were 331 vehicles to pass through the checkpoint from 9:30 to 11 p.m. “The reason we’re doing this is to save lives,” said Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Tommy Myers, one of many lawmen on the scene in Newtown.