BPD: DUI, driver's license checkpoint screened 1,663 vehicles; arrests made, cars impounded Friday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Enforcement Detail conducted a DUI and Driver License checkpoint in the 8600 block of Ming Avenue Friday, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., officials from BPD said.

A total of 1,663 vehicles passed through this location and all were screened, officials said.

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Two were arrested for driving under the influence, one was arrested on a felony charge, officials said.

Officials said 26 drivers did not have a valid driver's license, and 12 of those had a suspended license.

Officers impounded 19 vehicles.

BPD conducted the checkpoint in an effort to reduce the number of persons injured or killed each year in DUI related collisions. Officials said a major component of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober, designated drivers.

The public is encouraged to call 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

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