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DUI Checkpoint nets thirty-one arrests

The San Bernardino Police Department recently announced 31 arrests and 27 citations were made during a DUI checkpoint on May 12.

Four drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence and 53 citations were issued. Twenty-six drivers were arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.

The checkpoint was held on the 300 block of W. Baseline Street from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. More than 550 vehicles were contacted during the checkpoint and 22 of those were impounded.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related collisions. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.

The next DUI checkpoint will be held on August 31, 2023.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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