During an eight-hour sobriety checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning, Farmington police made one DUI arrest and charged another person with possession of marijuana.
Police charged Catherine M. Heinze, 57, of 63 Wood Creek Rd., Burlington, with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at 11:56 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Police stopped her car at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Westerberg Drive, where cops were stationed for a sobriety checkpoint. The checkpoint, part of the Farmington Police Department's campaign for safe driving, ran from 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 to 2 a.m. on Sept. 7.
After midnight, police stopped Andrew T. Nelson, 42, in the area of the checkpoint and discovered that he had marijuana in the car with him, police said. Police charged Nelson, of 220 Spencer Ave., Apt. 102, Chelsea, MA, with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Heinze and Nelson were both released on $1,500 non-surety bonds and are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 18.