The Woodfin Police Department and the Asheville Buncombe DWI Task Force conducted a multi-agency checking station July 29 using the BATmobile program on Riverside Drive. One DWI arrest was made in addition to other arrests and citations given for persons with outstanding warrants for drug charges and multiple other motor vehicle law violations.
In addition to the Woodfin Police Department and the Asheville Buncombe DWI Task Force, law enforcement officials from North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, North Carolina Highway State Patrol, officials from the North Carolina License and Theft Bureau and magistrates from the Buncombe County Magistrates Office worked together to make the station a reality.
The Asheville Buncombe DWI Task Force is a grant-funded alliance between the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department and the Asheville Police Department intended to serve as a deterrent to drunken driving. The more than $700,000 in state funding was awarded to Buncombe County in 2014.