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CBP Apprehends Impaired Driver for Port Running

Release Date: 
August 15, 2017

International Falls, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls, MN. port of entry arrested an individual for driving under the influence and levied a civil penalty against the subject, a 58-year-old, Canadian Citizen from Benyks Point, Manitoba for failing to stop for inspection at the International Falls border crossing.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. on August 11 when officers spotted a blue Chevrolet pickup traveling southbound from Canada in the northbound lane of travel against on-coming vehicle traffic.

CBP officers followed the pickup until the driver eventually stopped approximately half a mile south of the port of entry in downtown International Falls. The International Falls Police department arrived on scene and took the subject into custody for driving under the influence.

International Falls
International Falls

CBP seized the subject’s vehicle and assessed a civil penalty for failing to present the vehicle and all persons and merchandise on board, for inspection.

“Individuals that attempt to avoid the inspection process and endanger the lives of other drivers will be dealt with in accordance to CBP laws and regulations,” said Pembina Area Port Director Jason Schmelz.

Travelers who engage in “port running” face serious consequences for their actions, including both civil and criminal penalties. A civil penalty of at least $5,000 and up to $10,000 may be levied, the vehicle may be seized, and individuals may also face criminal prosecution.

Last modified: 
August 15, 2017