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Cleveland County Deputies Arrest 19 At Safety Checkpoint In OKC

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Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office arrested 19 people on various complaints at a safety checkpoint in Oklahoma City over the weekend.

Deputies conducted the checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday near S.E. 89th and Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the round-up was aimed at catching impaired drivers and ensuring public safety.

A breakdown of arrests made at the checkpoint,

• Three for possession of controlled dangerous substance

• Three for driving under the influence

• Three for driving under suspension

• Three for operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license

• Two for driving while intoxicated

• Two for possession of marijuana

• One for possession of firearm

• One for outstanding warrant

• One for public intoxication

"People who choose to get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs make a decision that often has dangerous and deadly consequences," Sheriff Joe Lester said. "These safety checkpoints give my deputies a chance to arrest impaired drivers before they ever get the chance to hurt others."

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