A Chambers Bridge Road sobriety checkpoint Friday yielded several arrests for drug possession and other offenses, including two dozen traffic summonses.
Brick Township Police conducted the DUI Sobriety Checkpoint at the Brick High School parking lot, sending all southbound Chambers Bridge traffic into the lot between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., with the help of the county prosecutor's office and Manchester Police.
A total of 624 vehicles were checked, said Sgt. Henry Drew of Brick Police. "Once inside the checkpoint, contact was made with drivers whom were given an informational pamphlet which described the dangers of Drinking and Driving. Officers would then have drivers pull to the side for further investigation if they felt there were indicators of driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol," said Henry in a prepared release.
Three individuals were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia:
· Melyssa D. Pcolar, Toms River, Age 20.
· Ray A. Gonzales, Lakewood, Age 24.
· Piero G. Quispe-Prieto, Toms River, Age 24.
Five arrests were made in total, with charges for one Point Pleasant woman for driving under the influence and another for a Lanoka Harbor man with a failure to appear warrant.
In addition, one motor vehicle was impounded, and a total of 24 motor vehicle summonses were issued.
The checkpoint was paid for in part by a state grant from the division of highway safety.