The Bakersfield Police Department set up a DUI checkpoint on Union Avenue to make the roads safer

Over 600 people were screened, 7 DUI arrests made

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is cracking down on drunk Drivers to try and make the roadway a little safer.

BPD set up a DUI and license checkpoint at the 200 block of Union Avenue from 8 p.m. Friday night until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. 

It was part of an effort to cut down on the number of people hurt or killed in drunk driving related wrecks. 

Over 600 people were screened with the following results:


  •   7  DUI arrests   (1 with prior DUI arrests)
  • 40  Drivers were found not have a valid driver license
  •   5  Of those drivers were found to have a suspended license
  • 18  Vehicles were impounded

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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