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Published July 11 2010

West Fargo sobriety checkpoint yields five arrests

Five people were arrested following a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening in West Fargo.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, conducted the checkpoint on the eastbound lanes of Main Avenue in West Fargo, just east of the Interstate 94 exit.

According to the highway patrol, 1,222 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and 25 drivers were evaluated for impairment. Of those, three were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, two were arrested for minor in consumption or possession of alcohol, and one driver was cited for having an open container.

Meanwhile, troopers also conducted an alcohol saturation patrol Friday evening into early Saturday throughout Cass County.

The patrol yielded two arrests for DUI and one arrest each for driving under suspension, fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash involving an unattended vehicle. One driver was arrested for having three outstanding warrants dealing with narcotics.

Troopers also issued 16 traffic citations and 13 written warnings.