Traffic Enforcement Team announced

Sheriff Bill Blanton announces that the Sheriff's Office has begun a new DUI and Traffic Enforcement Team to deal with the high DUI rates and DUI related traffic deaths in Cherokee County.

This two man team made up of prior uniform patrol deputies will work the rural roads and interstate of Cherokee County.

The Traffic Enforcement Team will work all types of vehicle violations with an emphasis on DUI enforcement. The Traffic Enforcement Team will also work with the Selective Traffic Enforcement Team made up of officers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Gaffney Police Department, and Blacksburg Police Department.

These officers will utilize traffic stops, along with selected sites to hold DUI checkpoints throughout the county.