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Bakersfield Police make two arrests during DUI, driver's license checkpoint in southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 10:29 AM, Dec 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-03 13:29:27-05

The Bakersfield Police Department held a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in southwest Bakersfield Saturday night. 

Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. officers screened 1,818 vehicles on Panama Lane near Stine Road. 

Eight drivers were detained to be further evaluated to determine their sobriety level.

BPD arrested two people for driving under the influence and 37 people were cited for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. 

Funding for the checkpoint is provided to BPD's Traffic Section by a grant form the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.