Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday night at a Bakersfield Police Department checkpoint in the 8600 block of Ming Avenue.

Between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., officers screened 1,283 vehicles, with six drivers being detained for further evaluation of their sobriety, according to a BPD report. 

In addition to the two DUI arrests, officers also cited 27 drivers for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. 

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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My thoughts were that was an excuse to hopefully find some of these people that are running around robbing people with guns its really scary back in the day it was alot safer now you cant go any where without bieng scared of something happening to you or your grandkidsI think they should spend what ever money it takes to catch these bad people and lock them up and throw the key away..

Mac Daddy

2 out of 1,283? Wow. I'm not a math major but those don't sound like very good odds. I'd think if all the coppers at the check point just drove around looking for DUI drivers they'd find more than two during the shift. Seems to me like a waste of money.

Bill Palmer

Are they checking for pot impairment?

amtfor attorneys

whats the point judge lets then still drive ,attorneys make money off them and round and round we go until they kill someone and we hear they have a lot of duis


A waste of money...

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