Motorist Allegedly Left Gun, Drugs After Fleeing Local Checkpoint

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Deputies found a car with a gun, ammunition and drugs inside after a motorist fled the vehicle at a Sheriff’s Office checkpoint in Benton County on New Year’s Eve, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators are still searching for the motorist, although deputies believe they have identified the subject, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Benton County deputies set up three sobriety checkpoints Tuesday night and made 12 arrests, including two minors who face charges of possession of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators also worked an alcohol-related traffic crash that had no serious injuries. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, deputies said.


  • CJ

    Okay…how messed up does one need to be to not realize he’s driving up to a checkpoint? The rules of checkpoints require the drivers to be able to have a legal option to bypass or turn back before they reach a certain point. Obviously dumb dumb should be apprehended on sheer stupidity alone. They say the stupid ones are the easiest to catch. No doubt.

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