Monday, July 21, 2008 | 9 a.m.
A sobriety checkpoint netted 16 arrests in connection with DUI this past weekend east of the downtown area.
Metro Police conducted the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday in the area of Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue. In addition to the 16 motorists arrested for DUI, police said 12 people received traffic citations and two were arrested on misdemeanors.
Authorities said officers involved in the checkpoint were focused on identifying drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol.