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BPD and CHP conduct overnight operations issuing several citations to drivers

Posted at 7:22 AM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 10:22:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A DUI and driver's license checkpoint was held overnight in Central Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police Department set up shop on Oak Street and screened over 700 vehicles.

BPD arrested one person for driving under the influence of drugs and police said five people were cited for driving without a license.

11 people were also cited for driving on a suspended license, 15 vehicles were impounded and an additional driver was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.

However, that is not the only effort by law enforcement to keep the streets safe overnight.

The Bakersfield Police Department, along with the California Highway Patrol were out in full force for their street racing enforcement operation.

Police said the operation was conducted to target offenses related to illegal street racing activities that have been occurring in the community placing citizens at risk.

The joint effort resulted in 27 citations, 12 impounded vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding street racing or reckless driving is encouraged to contact BPD at 327-7111.