The Hopkinsville Police Department delivered on its promise for extra enforcement this weekend and set up a DUI checkpoint on a busy street last night.
HPD Sgt. Michael Felts says officers set up road blocks on both sides of North Main Street across from the Public Works building last night and early this morning.
188 vehicles were checked, 14 drivers were cited for not having proof of insurance, six for failure to wear seat belts, two were arrested on outstanding warrants, two were arrested on DUI charges, two were cited for driving after midnight on an intermediate drivers license and six on criminal charges for a total of 25 citations and seven arrests.
Hopkinsville Police have been trying to not only punish bad driving habits, but to reward those practicing good habits, according to Sgt. Felts, who said five dollar Chamber of Commerce gift cards were given to drivers exhibiting especially good habits, such as driving home groups of people who had been drinking.
The extra officers were brought from other shifts to place an extra emphasis on taking impaired drivers off the streets.