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Minor Arrested for DUII in Cornelius (Photo) - 05/09/24

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, at approximately 05:00 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office detective stopped a vehicle for traffic violations and recognized signs of impairment from the minor driver. 

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a Washington County Sheriff’s Office detective drove to work through the City of Cornelius and stopped for a red light Eastbound on Baseline Street. 

The detective saw a blue Dodge Caravan approaching and witnessed several traffic violations, including driving the wrong way on Baseline Street near North 20th Avenue. 

After calling for a cover unit, the detective stopped the vehicle for the violations. During the encounter, the detective noticed signs of impairment coming from the driver and other occupants in the vehicle. It was also discovered all the occupants were underage. 

The driver,17, was arrested for DUII while the other four occupants were issued citations for minor in possession. The driver was later released into the care of a responsible party. 

The Sheriff’s Office takes driving while under the influence of intoxicants seriously and is relieved nobody was injured. The Sheriff’s Office encourages you to call 911 if you witness dangerous driving. 

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