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BPD Conducts Successful DUI Checkpoints

Posted at 11:12 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 14:12:14-04

On Saturday, May 14 between 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m, Bakersfield Police Department conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the 1300 block of Union Avenue.

1,267 vehicles were screened by officers and 4 drivers were detained to be further evaluated to determine their sobriety level.

The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section arrested a total of 1 driver for driving under the influence of alcohol and 49 drivers were cited for no driver’s license or driving on a suspended license.

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