Multiple arrests, citations given during DUI checkpoint weekend

On Saturday, the ”AVOID the 18” Kern DUI Task Force conducted a DUI / Driver License Checkpoint eastbound in the 6600 block of Rosedale Highway between the hours of 7:00 PM and 2:00 AM. 

A total of 1,804 vehicles passed through this location. 1,126 of those vehicles were screened, with the following results: 

  • 3 DUI arrests
  • 3 Misdemeanor arrest
  • 22 Drivers were found to not have a valid driver license
  • 9 of those drivers were found to have a suspended license
  • 17 Vehicles were impounded 

Per CVC 2814.2; prior to the conclusion of the checkpoint, officers released 14 vehicles which had been held for driver license violations. 

The DUI/Driver License Checkpoint was part of a series of enforcement and education efforts conducted by the ”AVOID the 18” Kern DUI Task Force 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 “AVOID the 18” Kern DUI Task Force is comprised of several law enforcement agencies from Kern County. Funding for this program was 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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