Bakersfield Police Department on full-force for DUI, driver license checkpoint on Labor Day weekend

7 arrests, 44 vehicles impounded.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - For many, Labor Day Weekend is a time to celebrate the end of summer, but barbecues and parties are not the only thing at full force. 

Saturday night's DUI and driver license checkpoint crack down netted in:

  • 7 DUI arrests.
  • 44 drivers were found without a valid driver license
  • 16 were found to have a suspended license.

Overall, the BPD impounded 44 vehicles. 

Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says that on average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 51 minutes. On the Labor Day weekend, that number jumps to every 34 minutes.


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