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Law enforcement steps up patrols for Independence Day

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Law enforcement agencies from across South Carolina are stepping up their patrols around the Fourth of July holiday.

"When a holiday falls mid-week, we see motorists traveling both weekends - before and after the holiday," said Col. Mike Oliver with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. "That is why troopers will be out in larger numbers throughout the week, joining other law enforcement agencies for saturations and public safety checkpoints to keep motorists safe."

State troopers set up a checkpoint Tuesday morning on Hayne Street in Spartanburg County. 

Troopers said they were not just looking for impaired drivers, they were also looking for other violations.

During the first 10 minutes of the checkpoint, troopers said they cited several drivers for license and insurance violations.

Troopers also said they took one person into custody after the driver failed to stop at the checkpoint.

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