Four people were arrested on DWI charges in southern Mecklenburg at an overnight checkpoint that was part of a holiday “Booze it and Lose it” campaign.
The checking station was set up from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the 9500 block of South Boulevard, not far from Interstate 485.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they charged four people with DWI, two people with open container violations and one person with underage possession of alcohol. Police issued three drug charges, and 27 people were charged with driving with no operator’s license.
In all, police said, they issued 72 charges and made six arrests.
Cornelius and Pineville police also participated in the checkpoint.
The “Booze it and Lose it” campaign is sponsored by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program and is set to run through the new year.