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Oct 7, 2013 2:05 PM

31 Cars Impounded at Police Checkpoints Overnight

CORPUS CHRISTI - Overnight driver's license checkpoints set up by Corpus Christi Police resulted in six arrests and the seizure of 31 cars.

Officers set up at the intersection of Port and Morgan, and Ayers and McArdle looking for people without driver's licenses, auto registration or insurance.

According to police, the locations are chosen based on the level of crime and calls that come from those areas.

The owner of H&H Towing Company, Daniel Puckett, says the first call for a tow that came in around 2 a.m. signaled the start of a busy night.

Officer Kirk Stowers with CCPD says, many of the drivers had expired drivers licenses and expired stickers. "At Port and Morgan there were 25 vehicles that were impounded for no insurance," Officer Stowers said.

At that same checkpoint, 61 drivers were chosen at random to be stopped. The other checkpoint was set up at Ayers and McArdle. There, officers the same routine checks for valid drivers licenses and insurance and ended up making 3 arrests.

The checks lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. Once they were complete, a total of 41 people were cited and 6 were arrested at both locations.

"They had a possession of controlled substance, they had a prohibited weapon, these are arrests, then the insurance, there was a fugitive that they apprehended," Officer Stowers added.

The driver's who had their cars impounded must now provide proof of insurance along with a valid identification, plus cover the costs of impound fees to get their cars back.If not, the cars and trucks could show up at the monthly police department auto auction.

CCPD Vehicle Impound Lot, 5485 Greenwood Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78417
Phone: 361-857-1996

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