UPDATE: 3 arrested, 40 cited during DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint

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(7/28): Three people were arrested and 40 were cited during last night’s checkpoint.

The Bakersfield Police Department said it conducted the checkpoint in the 300 block of East Truxtun Avenue, during which a total of 672 vehicles were screened by officers. Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The department said 20 people were cited for driving without a license and another 20 for driving with a suspended license.

BPD said officers seized 43 vehicles during the checkpoint, 37 of which were impounded and six were released back to their drivers.

(7/27): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department is conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint tonight. 

The checkpoint will take place between 6 p.m. tonight and 1 a.m. on Wednesday in an undisclosed location in Bakersfield. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and whether drivers have proper licensing.

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

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