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McDowell County DUI Checkpoint nets two arrests

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Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office are cracking down on people who get behind the wheel of their car or truck after having a drink.  A DUI checkpoint was held in two areas of McDowell County in Friday, April 26.

The first checkpoint began in the Panther area at 6 p.m. on Friday.  About three hours later a second DUI checkpoint was set up in the Jolo area of McDowell County.  Deputies said they were able to make sure two people who had too much to drink were not out on the roads.  That happened after a pair of arrests were made.

In addition to the two arrests made by Deputies, there were also 21 tickets written for other offenses.