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Monday, Jul 01 2013 01:59 PM

Six DUI arrests made at checkpoint


Bakersfield police conducted a DUI/Driver's license checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Union Avenue.

Officers made six DUI arrests, 38 drivers didn't have a valid driver's license, 17 had a suspended license and 40 vehicles were impounded.

One person was arrested for having three felony warrants for various charges.

The checkpoint was held in an effort to reduce the number of people injured or killed each year in DUI-related crashes. The public is asked to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

- Bakersfield Police Department

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