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CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in Bakersfield Saturday evening

Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 19:15:27-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif — California Highway Patrol units will be setting up a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in Bakersfield Saturday evening, according to a CHP press release.

Officials did not disclose the location, but said it will operate in an unincorporated area of Bakersfield.

Between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., the checkpoint will be monitoring traffic for impaired drivers and proper licensing.

CHP reports that nearly 3,000 people died in an alcohol-involved collision within the last three years in California.

CHP said at least 10 people died in traffic collisions and 271 DUI arrests were made in California between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and midnight on Christmas Day.

Officials are urging people to be cautious on the roadways during the holiday season and to utilize ride-share companies if alcohol is consumed.