Officers from South Carolina and North Carolina handed out 30 citations during a multijurisdictional traffic checkpoint Tuesday night.
Officers from nearly a dozen agencies were on hand at the state line on U.S. 321 from 9 p.m. to midnight for the initiative aimed at taking impaired and reckless drivers off the roadways.
In three hours, officers handed out 30 citations and six warnings and did a hazmat inspection of a truck, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.
“As the 100 Deadly Days of Summer comes to an end please continue to drive safely moving into the fall and winter seasons,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post Wednesday.
The 100 deadly days of summer is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when, authorities say, traffic fatalities typically increase.
Participating in Tuesday’s checkpoint were the York County Sheriff’s Office; the police departments in Rock Hill, Clover, York, Fort Mill and Tega Cay; Winthrop University Police Department; the S.C. State Transport Police; and the S.C. Highway Patrol. From North Carolina, the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. State Highway Patrol also participated.