CORPUS CHRISTI–True to his word, Chief Troy Riggs held another night of driver’s license checkpoint and seven more cars were impounded after the drivers didn’t have insurance for their car.
The police department set up two checkpoints on Tuesday night and overnight on Wednesday. The first at Columbia and Westpoint in the Greenwood area and the second on the 5700 block of Williams near the La Palmera Mall.
At the first location, 123 vehicles were stopped, according to CCPD. Officers gave out 19 citations, including one for minor in possession and one for a person driving with an invalid license. Another person was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and four cars towed for not having proof of car insurance.
At the second location, 29 vehicles were stopped. Officers issued nine traffic citations and three general citations, including one for a curfew violation. Three cars were impounded for failure to show proof of car insurance.
CCPD vows these driver’s license checkpoints and Zero Tolerance on Car Insurance will continue throughout the year because one-quarter of drivers in Nueces County are driving without car insurance.
They report it will cost more than $130 to get your car out of the impound lot if it stays there for one day and you have to show proof of insurance.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org
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