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DUI driver found with children in car during checkpoint

Posted at 10:54 AM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 13:54:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Four people are facing DUI charges after being arrested for drunk driving Saturday night by the Bakersfield Police Department.

One of those drivers was found with children in the car and is now facing two counts of child endangerment.

BPD held the checkpoint in east Bakersfield near Bernard Street. 368 vehicles were screened between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. this morning.

Nineteen drivers were cited for driving without a license and thirteen drivers were found driving on a suspended license.

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