Published On: Thu, May 19th, 2016
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CIPD checkpoint nets 13 DWI charges

A DWI checkpoint in Cherokee on Saturday, May 14 netted multiple offenders.  (CIPD photos)

A DWI checkpoint in Cherokee on Saturday, May 14 netted multiple offenders. (CIPD photos)

 

Law enforcement officials are shown (left-right) during a recent DWI sweep including – Chief of Police Dike Sneed, CIPD Patrol Sergeant Nick Stephenson, State Trooper Aaron Ammons and NCHP First Sergeant Chris Wood.

Law enforcement officials are shown (left-right) during a recent DWI sweep including – Chief of Police Dike Sneed, CIPD Patrol Sergeant Nick Stephenson, State Trooper Aaron Ammons and NCHP First Sergeant Chris Wood.

The Cherokee Indian Police Department (CIPD) partnered with the western North Carolina chapter of MADD and the N.C. State Highway Patrol to conduct multiple checking stations on the Qualla Boundary on Saturday, May 14.

During these checkpoints, a “Highly Wanted” subject was apprehended, 37.5 grams of methamphetamine were seized and 13 drunk drivers were arrested. Cherokee Chief of Police Dike Sneed stated, “We would like to thank the NCSHP and MADD for working with our agency. We are fortunate to have these types of relationships and look forward to our continued partnerships to keep impaired drivers off of the roadways.”

– CIPD