DWI Check Points in Raleigh and Wake County

October 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Traffic Law

DWI Check Points in Raleigh and Wake County

The headlines this past summer touted that one recent DWI check point in Raleigh netted 81 arrests and 10 DWI charges.  This was considered a successful check point for the Wake County Traffic Safety Task Force who runs the check points in Wake County.

The team of law enforcement officers who run these check points in Wake County are called the Wake County Traffic Safety Task Force.  They are comprised of the Wake County sheriff’s office and other police forces located in the county.  This includes police officers from Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Garner and Apex among others. The task force conducts these recurrent, unannounced traffic checkpoints in hopes of catching suspected drunken drivers, drivers with suspended or revoked licenses and other traffic offenders.  The task force also serves outstanding warrants and will transport the arrested individuals to the Wake County Jail which is located at 330 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC.

The Task force was launched in April of 2009 and has been successful.  The task force runs numerous check points around the county and has arrested hundreds of drivers for DWI,, other traffic offenses, drug charges and other criminal offenses.

Eric Gurney is a former Wake County Criminal Magistrate who has served as the Magistrate on DWI check point projects.  He has firsthand  experience on how these check points are set up, conducted and maintained.  Mr. Gurney knows “seeing how the system works from the inside is always beneficial when trying to truly understand the complexities of an operation like this.”

If you have been charged with a DWI or any other criminal offense contact Mr. Gurney at (919) 930-4027 for dedicated legal defense.  The Gurney Law Firm serves all of Wake County including Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Zebulon, Holly Springs, Garner, Morrisville, Wendell, Knightdale and Fuquay-Varina.  Talk to an attorney 24 Hrs a day at (919) 930-4027.