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BPD releases DUI checkpoint results, one arrest made

Posted at 6:28 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 09:28:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is continuing to crack down on drunk driving in the area.

In hopes of lowering the number of DUI crashes on the streets and highways, BPD held a DUI checkpoint Tuesday in Southwest Bakersfield on Stockdale Highway between 6 p.m. and midnight.

More than 1100 vehicles were screened by officers and one DUI arrest was made.

Two stolen vehicles were recovered during the checkpoint, 13 drivers were cited for driving while unlicensed and 22 motorists were found to be driving on a suspended license.

BPD says the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.