York County Sheriff’s Office to host “Hands Across the Border” traffic safety event | News
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV)- On August 28th the York County Sheriff's Office will host the 2012 "Hands Across the Border", a multi-jurisdictional highway safety awareness effort aimed at taking impaired and unsafe drivers off the road.
Law enforcement agencies from both North and South Carolina will team together to man a public safety checkpoint on Highway 321 at the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. This public safety checkpoint is to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 28.
South Carolina law enforcement agencies participating will include the York County Sheriff's Office, the Clover Police Department, York Police Department, Fort Mill Police Department, Tega Cay Police Department, Winthrop Police Department, the South Carolina State Transport Police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Participating agencies from North Carolina will be the Gaston County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
"This type of cooperation between law enforcement agencies is a key part in continuing to improve safety on our roads," said Sheriff Bruce Bryant.
Sheriff Bryant would like to invite members of media to cover this event starting at 9:00pm. Media can stage at the NC/SC state line on Highway 321 at 9:00pm. York County Sheriff's Office PIO Trent Faris will be in attendance to assist the media.
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