Published: Apr 16, 2012 3:42 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday, the Fort Myers Police Department conducted two driver’s license checkpoints in the City. Police came in contact with 1,870 vehicles. All vehicles entering the checkpoints were stopped and officers checked drivers for a current license and registration. Police arrested 12 people and issued 60 citations at the following locations:

Seaboard Street/Michigan Avenue

36 citations

7 arrests (six arrests for no driver’s license and one arrest for an expired driver’s license more than six months)

Evans Avenue/Swamp Cabbage Court

24 citations

5 arrests (three arrests for no driver’s license, one arrest for a suspended driver’s license and one arrest for a habitual traffic offender suspension)

This type of checkpoint is designed to detect and apprehend drivers who do not have a valid license or who may have a suspended or revoked license. Also, it is designed to detect those who have not registered or insured their vehicle.