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More than 400 cars screened, 34 citations written in BPD DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint overnight

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Posted at 5:06 AM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 08:06:44-04

The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday night in the 1800 block of Panorama Drive near Haley St. between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

A total of 424 vehicles were screened by officers.

Eight drivers were detained to be further evaluated to determine their sobriety influence level.

The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section made no arrests of drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

A total of 34 drivers were cited for no driver’s license or driving on a suspended license.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.