January 26, 2017
12th Circuit LEN Conducts Traffic Safety Check Points

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network conducted a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, January 13, 2017 beginning at approximately 8:00 PM in Florence County.    The first checkpoint was located at the intersection of North Douglas Street and West Ashby Road and the second was at Mechanicsville Highway and Otis Way near Florence, SC.  Approximately 394 vehicles were encountered. The checkpoint resulted in the following charges:

        Driving Under the Influence             
        Driving Under Suspension
        Open Container Violation
        Driver’s License Violation
        Vehicle License Violation
        Child Restraint Violation
        Driving Without Headlights
        Turning Unlawfully
        Other Violations

One suspect was arrested during the operation.

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network consists of all law enforcement agencies in Florence and Marion Counties, including state agencies, State Constables and the 12th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  35 law enforcement officers participated in this operation.  

The focus of the traffic safety checkpoints is the prevention of driving under the influence.  For the fifth year in a row, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office is the host agency for LEN operations, which is sponsored through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.  Additional operations during the month of April are possible.

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.