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BPD arrests four in DUI Checkpoint

Posted at 12:40 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 15:40:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department arrested four Saturday night in its DUI/ Driver's License Checkpoint.

The checkpoint was held on the 200 block of Union Avenue between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

According to BPD, 1,237 vehicles were screened by officers, eight drivers were detained to be further evaluated to determine their sobriety level.

BPD says it arrested four drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol. Two of the drivers arrested for DUI had prior driving under the influence arrests. Thirty-eight drivers were cited for driving while unlicensed. Twenty-two motorists were found to be driving on a suspended license.