August 16, 2017

12th Circuit LEN Conducts Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network conducted a Traffic Safety Checkpoint on Friday, August 11, 2017 on Old Marion Highway in Florence County. During the operations, a total of 597 vehicles were encountered and the following charges were made:

Driving Under the Influence 5
Driving Under Suspension 9
Open Container of Alcohol 2
Driver’s License Violations 3
Vehicle License Violations 3
Child Restraint Violations 2
Operating Uninsured Vehicle 2
Equipment Violations 2
Possession of Marijuana 8
Weapons Violations 1
Turning Unlawfully 3
Other violations 9

43 officers participated in the Operation. A total of 5 arrests were made and 50 traffic citations were issued.

The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network is comprised of all of the law enforcement agencies in Florence and Marion Counties, the Twelfth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and State Constables.

Network operations are sponsored through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The focus of the traffic safety checkpoints is the detection of impaired drivers and the prevention of alcohol related motor vehicle accidents. For the 6th year in a row, Florence County Sheriff’s Office has served as the host agency for 12th Circuit LEN operations.

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