Kern DUI Task Force checkpoint led to 4 DUI arrests on California Avenue
Last Updated: 103 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Enforcement Detail conducted a DUI / Driver License Checkpoints in the 2300 block of California Avenue between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday.
A total of 898 vehicles passed through this location. 841 of those vehicles were screened, with the following results:
- 4 DUI arrests
- 20 Drivers were found to not have a valid driver license
- 15 of those drivers were found to have a suspended license
- 27 Vehicles were impounded
Officers released 12 vehicles which had been held for driver license violations.
This DUI / Driver License Checkpoint was part of a series of enforcement and education efforts conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department in an effort to reduce the number of persons injured or killed each year in DUI related collisions. A major component of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober, designated drivers.
The Kern DUI Task Force will also be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the greater Bakersfield area Saturday. The Kern DUI Task Force is comprised of several law enforcement agencies from Kern County.
Funding for these programs are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
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