On Saturday, September 12, 2015 the Kern DUI Task Force conducted DUI checkpoints in two separate locations in the greater Bakersfield area between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.
- 1800 block Oak Street (8:00pm – 11:30pm)
- 2900 block Truxtun Ave (12:00am – 3:00am)
A total of 745 vehicles passed through these locations. 737 vehicles were screened, with the following results:
- 6 SFST’s (Standardized Field Sobriety Test) preformed
- 2 DUI Alcohol arrest
- 2 DUI Drug arrest
This DUI Checkpoint was part of a series of enforcement and education efforts conducted by the 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.
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.