Elizabeth City Police Officer Brandon Baumgart checks vehicle license  along US 17 North near the Camden County Eco Industrial Park as part of

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Elizabeth City Police Officer Brandon Baumgart checks vehicle license along US 17 North near the Camden County Eco Industrial Park as part of "Hands Across The Boarder" motor vehicle checkpoint, Thursday.

26 citations issued at Hands Across the Border

From Staff Reports

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SOUTH MILLS — Area and state law enforcement officers handed out at least 26 violations on Thursday as part of an annual pre-Labor Day traffic checkpoint on U.S. Highway 17 at the North Carolina-Virginia border.

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As a former owner-operator I

As a former owner-operator I spent a few years hauling mobile homes, sectional buildings, and boats all over this country. Checkpoints like the one mentioned here can be bothersome, especially if your are transporting a large sectional building or a boat that requires one or two pilot cars. But are they necessary? Absolutely! They should probably be more prevalent. There are some illegal drivers out on these highways and that is a good way to find them.

BRAVO ..

I happen to get caught up in the S bound checkpoint yesterday morning, bringing our grandchildren down for a few day from Chesapeake. This was a very impressive operation - plenty of manpower. I was handled professionally, with minimum wait time, and applaud all the officers involved. Based upon above report, scary what shares our roads with us each day. Would only hope they could come up with a checkpoint that would weed out drivers who insist on texting - from my observations, still way too many. Bill Hiemer

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