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      Old Marion Highway safety checkpoint nets 32 charges

      File image of a checkpoint

      Law enforcement from Florence and Marion counties set up a traffic safety checkpoint on Old Marion Highway Friday night that resulted in 32 charges.

      The checkpoint was between Jamestown Road and Deepwoods Road and was up from around 8:30 p.m. until abou 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

      The release said that 909 vehicles were stopped at the checkpoint and 32 charges or tickets were issued.

      The results of the checkpoint were: Driving Under the Influence 1 Open Container Violation 3 Possession of Alcohol by Minor 1 Vehicle License Violation 3 Driving Under Suspension 6 Driver's License Violation 8 Child Restraint Violation 3 Operating Uninsured Vehicle 1 Possession of Marijuana 3 Possession of Controlled Substances 2 Other Criminal Violations 1