On November 26, a sobriety checkpoint was conducted on U.S. 360 eastbound at the Hanover/Henrico County line from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. the following morning by the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.


Captain Michael J. Trice of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said that 1,200 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. He said 95 of those vehicles were detained for further investigation.


The officers at the checkpoint conducted sobriety tests on 21 drivers, resulting in seven of them being arrested for driving under the influence.


Other arrests at the checkpoint included three charges of possession of marijuana, possession of ecstasy, two charges of possession of a concealed weapon/gun, failure to yield to law enforcement, and a fugitive out of Mecklenburg County.

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