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Two people arrested for DUI during checkpoint

Posted: 9:28 AM, May 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-20 16:28:15Z

Bakersfield Police arrested two people for driving under the influence while holding a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in east Bakersfield on Saturday.

The checkpoint was held in the 1100 block of Columbus Street between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Nearly 500 cars were screened by officers. Three drivers were detained to be further evaluated to determine their sobriety influence level.

Two people were arrested for driving under the influence; one of the drivers was found to be driving under the influence of marijuana. 

Police also cited two drivers for driving without a license, and five drivers were found to be driving under a suspended license.