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Buckle up, Beaufort
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the 2012 Buckle Up South Carolina campaign.
The men and women of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office are proud to partner with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the state in the annual Memorial Day Buckle Up South Carolina campaign.
This campaign focuses on the importance of using a seat belt during the operation of a motor vehicle. Increased enforcement of the South Carolina seat belt law will run through June 3.
For additional information, please contact Captain Allen Horton at 843-255-3264 or visit

Traffic team to conduct checkpoint
Members of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Team will be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Thursday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. The checkpoint will be held at the following location:
• U.S. Hwy 21 (Sea Island Pkwy) at Ball Park Road (Northbound traffic)
This Public Safety Checkpoint will be conducted to enforce all South Carolina State Laws, with emphasis on violations related to driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, and insurance.
Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be asked to produce their driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance for their vehicle.

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