Month: January 2015

New Years Traffic Checkpoint Results in Arrests

The
Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol combined forces to
conduct a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint on December 31st
and into the morning hours of New Year’s Day. 
The Checkpoint was conducted to increase public awareness and encourage
safe and sober driving around the Holidays. 

 
LCSO
would like to thank FHP, the Levy County Office of Emergency Management, the
Levy County Road Department and the Florida DOT for their contributions in
making the checkpoint safe and successful. 
The checkpoint was operated from approximately 11:00 PM on December 31st
through 2:00 AM on January 1st. 
It was located at 13574
North U.S. Highway 19, outside Chiefland. 

 

During
the operation, 89 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.  Seventeen of the vehicles were detained for
violations.  Four violators received
citations and three individuals were arrested. 
Guy R. Bowers (10-18-95) and Regina Peppers (7-4-75) were arrested for
DUI after both admitted to operating vehicles after ingesting Marijuana.  Shantle N. McDowell was a passenger in the
vehicle driven by Peppers.  McDowell was
arrested for Possession of Marijuana (Less than 20 grams). 

 

LCSO
and FHP greatly appreciate the support and encouragement expressed to them by
many of the drivers who passed through the checkpoint.  We also appreciate the numerous drivers who
specifically drove through the checkpoint to voice their concern for the safety
of the four individuals who showed up to protest the checkpoint. 

Happy
New Year to everyone!

 

Levy County Sheriff’s
Office
(352) 486-5111

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