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19 arrested for DUI at KC checkpoint

Updated: 2013-09-14T19:32:09Z

A sobriety checkpoint in Kansas City, North, Friday night and Saturday morning netted 19 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Kansas City police and Missouri Highway Patrol troopers conducted the checkpoint on U.S. 169 adjacent to Wheeler Downtown Airport.

A total of 1,109 vehicles were stopped during the five-hour operation, which ended at 4 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to the DUI arrests, officers cited five motorists for driving with a suspended or revoked license, two for hazardous moving violations and 18 for other traffic violations. There were three minor in possession of alcohol citations, one for possession of marijuana and one firearm was recovered, according to police.

Another Kansas City checkpoint is planned for next weekend, police said Saturday.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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