SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Santa Maria police arrested two folks for driving underneath the affect and cited eight others throughout a DUI checkpoint within the metropolis Friday night time.
The checkpoint was held on the 900 block of West Important Road from 6 p.m. to three a.m.
Officers mentioned 151 automobiles have been screened in whole. Eight drivers have been issued citations for working a car unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and two drivers have been arrested for DUI.
No drivers have been arrested for different prison fees.
Police mentioned checkpoint areas are based mostly on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests. The first function 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 Visitors Security, by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
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