Supply: Santa Maria Police Division
No drivers had been arrested for DUI whereas conducting a DUI checkpoint on July thirtieth, 2021.
The checkpoint was held on the 1300 block of south Broadway from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The checkpoint was shut down early due the visitors unit responding to help investigation in a deadly visitors collision.
6 drivers had been cited for working a car unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 166 autos had been screened. No different drivers had been arrested.
Checkpoint areas are based mostly on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests. The first objective of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
The Santa Maria Police Division will maintain one other DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint within the upcoming months.
Funding for this checkpoint was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security, by means of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.
Concerning the deadly visitors collision, it concerned a motorcyclist touring southbound on Broadway street at a excessive fee of velocity, didn’t cease on the pink gentle at McCoy and Broadway, and broadsided a automobile making a flip onto McCoy from Broadway with a inexperienced arrow sign. The collision precipitated the automobile to activate its facet. The motorcyclist was declared useless on scene and the driving force of the automobile was unhurt.
The motorcyclist was an grownup male and the driving force of the automobile was an juvenile feminine.