Bakersfield police make 1 arrest, impound 17 vehicles at Saturday night DUI checkpoint

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UPDATE (Oct. 24): Bakersfield police made one arrest for DUI and impounded 17 vehicles at checkpoint Saturday night on Panama Lane.

The checkpoint was set up on Panama Lane near Ashe Road between 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers screened 1,299 vehicles making one arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and cited 25 drivers for driving unlicensed. Four drivers were found driving on a suspended licenses.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Oct. 22 and has since been edited with updates.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police said officers will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location within Bakersfield city limits Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

The Bakersfield Police Department said its officers will be checking for possibly DUI or drug impaired drivers from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

The department says well-publicized DUI checkpoints, regular proactive DUI patrols can act as a deterrent and reduce alcohol-related crashes by up to 20%. Over the last three years, DUI-related collisions have killed 26 people in Bakersfield, officials said in a statement.

Penalties for DUI convictions can include jail time, fines and other expenses, Bakersfield police said.

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