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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

19 arrested at DUI checkpoint in Clearwater

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says that 19 people were arrested and 12 vehicles were impounded during a five-hour DUI checkpoint in Clearwater Friday night. The checkpoint was set up at Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Avenue, beginning at 10 p.m., and lasted until 3 a.m. this morning. In that time, suspects were charged with the following crimes: -Eight counts of driving under the influence
-Five counts of driving with a suspended or revoked license -Two counts of driving with no valid license -Four counts of marijuana possession -One count of possession of alprazolam -One count of possession of vyvanse -One count of possession of drugs with no prescription -One count of providing a false name to an officer -One count of possession of crystal meth -One count of refusing to obey a lawful command -One count of felony violation of probation -One count of possession of drug paraphernalia -One count of violation of license restriction Sheriff’s deputies said that Friday’s checkpoint was dedicated to Steven Thillard, who suffered brain trauma during a collision with an impaired driver in Largo in 2006.