16 arrested on DWI charges at Ritchie Highway checkpoint

October 12, 1997

Sixteen people were arrested on charges of drunken driving late Friday and early yesterday as county officers stopped cars at a checkpoint on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park.

Police said officers also arrested three people for drug possession and seized two vehicles -- a 1996 Pontiac and a 1993 Dodge pickup truck -- in connection with those cases.

A total of 1,517 vehicles were stopped between 10: 40 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. yesterday at Ritchie Highway and 11th Avenue in the continuing DWI checkpoint program, police said.

Pub Date: 10/12/97

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