UPDATE: 55 drivers cited, no one arrested in DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint

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UPDATE (6/17): More than 50 drivers were cited as part of yesterday’s DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint, according to BPD.

The department said the checkpoint was held between 6-11:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. A total of 1,162 vehicles were screened by officers during the checkpoint. Eight drivers were detained to determine their sobriety level but no one was arrested.

BPD said 41 drivers were cited for driving while unlicensed and an additional 14 for driving with a suspended license. Fifty-five vehicles were seized as a result of the checkpoint, 45 of which were impounded and 10 were released to licensed drivers.

(6/15): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location.

The department said the checkpoint will be set up between 6 p.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday. Officers will check for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, and proper licensing.

Penalties stemming from drunk driving arrests can include jail time, fines, court fees and DUI classes that could cost more than $10,000, Bakersfield police said.

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