Beginning on Friday, officers from all over the Lawrence CountyÂ began monitoring the high volume of traffic moving through our county for theÂ Memorial Day Holiday.
A Sobriety Check Point was held Friday night from 10 pm to midnight at Ravenden on Hwy 63. Officers from the Ravenden Police Department, ArkansasÂ State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish and Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s OfficeÂ checked hundreds of vehicles and drivers. Several citations were written forÂ violations ranging from â€œDriving on Suspended Licenseâ€ to arrest for outstandingÂ warrants were performed during the time period.
Officers at Black Rock also made several traffic stops, accordingÂ to the Black Rock Police, several â€œMinor in Possessionâ€ citations were writtenÂ on Friday night as well as other citations pertaining to alcohol and drugs.Â
Friday afternoon, the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s K-9 Officer made aÂ stop south of the Black River Bridge where a Mississippi vehicle was stop withÂ two of the three occupants in possession of Marijuana. This was one of severalÂ stops on Friday made by the K-9 Officer on Friday which resulted in drugÂ charges.
Lawrence County Deputies also made several other alcohol relatedÂ stops on Friday and Saturday as they worked the heavy amounts of traffic.Â Lawrence County Deputies have been working â€œCheckpointsâ€ throughout the countyÂ for several weeks now with very positive results. Several arrest have been madeÂ by officers during the checkpoints.
The mood of the drivers traveling through the checkpoint on Friday night was positive, drivers were very glad the officers were doing everythingÂ possible to keep drugs and alcohol off the highways and did not mind the shortÂ wait.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, visitÂ www.
lawrencecountysheriffsoffice. com .