Sunday, August 14, 2022

WPD reports over 65 citations given during Memorial Day weekend

Wilmington Police Department conducted a multi-agency checkpoint Saturday that resulted in 68 charges. (Port City Daily photo/Alexandria Sands)

WILMINGTON — On Saturday, during Memorial Day weekend, the Wilmington Police Department worked with multiple agencies in the region to set up a checking station that resulted in multiple charges.

The traffic unit, with the help of New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the Jacksonville Police Department, issued 68 citations.

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Charges included:

DWI – 6
DWI under 21 – 2
Aid and Abet DWI – 1
No Operators License – 12
Driving While License Revoked – 7
Expired Registration – 18
Expired Inspection – 2
Open Container – 3
Possession of Marijuana – 3
Carrying a Concealed Weapon – 1
Window Tint – 5
No Insurance – 1
Fail To Register Vehicle – 1
Speed (Misd) – 1
Reckless Driving – 1
Equipment Viol – 1
Hit and Run – 1


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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