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Weekend Checking Station Results In Numerous Charges

In conjunction with the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Morganton Department of Public Safety invited surrounding agencies to participate in a “multi-agency” checking station this past weekend.

The traffic campaign “Operation Firecracker” runs from June 28 to July 4 and increased traffic patrols and enforcement are expected to reduce crashes, impaired driving and other traffic violations.

The checking station took place near the City limits on both sides of Highway 18 North in Burke and Caldwell Counties and resulted in over 70 traffic charges (almost 90 total charges), a warrant service, a felony arrest and an arrest for methamphetamine and a concealed weapon violation.

The Morganton Department of Public Safety thanked to the following agencies who attended, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction, and the Lenoir and Hudson Police Departments.