BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is setting up DUI checkpoints to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
BPD said DUI and license checkpoints are to deter drunk driving and to educate the public.
"We would like people to party responsibly and not get behind the wheel if they've had something to drink," said SGT Graydon Argast.
On Saturday night between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. a checkpoint was conducted in the 400 block of South H Street where a total of 616 vehicles were screen and 2 DUI arrests were made.
Also, 19 drivers were found without a valid driver license and seven of those drivers were found to have a suspended license. Nine vehicles were also impounded.