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38 arrests in RCSO holiday checkpoints
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At least three drivers suspected of driving under the influence were stopped and at least 10 other felony arrests were made through Rockdale County Sheriff's Office checkpoints over the holiday weekend.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was out in force over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, July 3-6, utilizing concentrated traffic enforcement and license checkpoints.

During the four-day enforcement effort, deputies performed concentrated traffic enforcement and license checkpoints. Those efforts were intended to crack down on impaired drivers as part of Georgia's Operation Zero Tolerance campaign.

During the Fourth of July Holiday Task Force, deputies performed 400 traffic stops and held several license checkpoints.

As a result of the traffic stops and checkpoints, 141 traffic citations were issued and 38 arrests were made.

Of the 38 arrests, 10 were felony arrests and 28 were misdemeanor arrests, including three arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

"I hope that everyone had a good and safe holiday this past weekend," said Sheriff Eric J. Levett. "I want to thank the deputies that spent time away from their families and made the sacrifice to work this 4th of July holiday. Despite several hundred traffic stops and multiple checkpoints, it appears that everyone drove safely for the most part as we only had a few DUI arrests."