CHP makes 2 DUI arrests in Friday night checkpoint in northwest Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP officers made two DUI arrests and impounded a vehicle during a checkpoint Friday night in northwest Bakersfield.

The DUI checkpoint took place between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Calloway Drive near Rosedale Highway.

Officers screened 346 vehicles, made the two arrests for suspicion of DUI and cited eight people, according to a statement.

Bakersfield police officers are also conducting a DUI checkpoint on Saturday evening between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

Authorities say studies show well-publicized and routine DUI checkpoints and patrols can reduce DUI-related crashes by 20%.

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