BPD arrests three drivers during Cinco De Mayo DUI checkpoint

Posted at 10:27 AM, May 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 08:58:56-04

Bakersfield Police arrested three drivers for suspicion of driving under the influence during their Cinco De May DUI checkpoint.

The DUI checkpoint was held in the 300 block of East Truxtun Avenue from 6 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday.

BPD said roughly 650 cars were screened. 

Three drivers were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. According to BPD, two of the drivers arrested had prior DUI convictions. 

Officials said 26 drivers were cited for not having a current driver's license. 

Drivers caught driving under the influence could face jail time and up to $10,000 in fines.