Canales questions DPs's motives in the aftermath of the checkpoints.

DPS releases data from controversial checkpoints.

Sergio Chapa, Valley Central

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released data from a series of random checkpoints that created controversy in the Rio Grande Valley back in September.

DPS reports that state troopers participating in set up a total of 12 traffic regulatory checkpoints to increase compliance with driver license, insurance, vehicle safety and registration law.

Out of the 1,705 vehicles stopped at the checkpoints, state troopers issued 281 citations and 249 warnings for driver license, liability insurance, vehicle registration or inspection violations.


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