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Five drivers arrested for DUI, 29 vehicles impounded during BPD checkpoint in Southeast Bakersfield

Posted at 2:17 AM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 05:25:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Several drivers were arrested and multiple vehicles were impounded during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in Southeast Bakersfield overnight.

The Bakersfield Police Department conducted the checkpoint in the 200 block of Union Avenue between 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.

According to a BPD press release, 891 vehicles were screened during the checkpoint.

Five drivers were arrested for DUI, 25 people were cited for driving unlicensed and 14 drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license.

Forty-two vehicles were seized as a result of the checkpoint. Twenty-nine of those vehicles were impounded and 13 were released to licensed driver, according to BPD.

BPD continues to encourage drivers to request various ride-sharing services while under the influence.