SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Santa Maria police arrested 5 folks, together with one for DUI, throughout a DUI checkpoint within the metropolis on Friday.
The checkpoint was held on the five hundred block of East Important Avenue from 6 p.m. to three a.m.
4 drivers had been cited for working a automobile with out a license or with a suspended/revoked license. One particular person was arrested for driving beneath the affect.
A complete of 196 automobiles had been screened in the course of the occasion.
The police division mentioned checkpoint places are chosen primarily based on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests.
The first goal of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
Santa Maria police mentioned they plan to carry one other DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint within the coming months.
Funding for this checkpoint was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by means of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
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