Traffic Violation Crackdown Nets 43 Arrests In Oklahoma County

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 4:56 pm
By: News 9

Law enforcement agencies in the metro conducted the "Traffic Enforcement Across Metro (T.E.A.M.)" operation over the weekend. Authorities made 43 arrests, and 28 people were arrested for driving under the influence.

4/29/2012 Related Story: Metro Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct DUI Checkpoints Overnight

Operation T.E.A.M. started at 8:30 p.m. on April 28 and ended at 4 a.m. on April 29. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, the Oklahoma City Police Department, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol participated in the event.

The Sheriff's Office established a DUI checkpoint at 300 N. MacArthur at around 10 p.m. on April 28. But it had to be shut down due to weather conditions.

However, authorities patrolled throughout Oklahoma County to search for people violating traffic laws.

Law enforcement officials arrested 43 people. Twenty eight were arrested for driving under the influence, 14 were arrested for driving under suspension, four were arrested for warrants, three for possession of controlled dangerous substance, and another three for transporting an open container of alcohol.

Authorities also wrote 165 tickets for minor offenses and gave 57 warnings.