One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a DUI/driver's license checkpoint conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section in northeast Bakersfield late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., BPD officers screened 511 vehicles in the 1100 block of Columbus Street. Two drivers were detained so officers could evaluate their sobriety, and one was arrested. Officers also cited 16 people for driving without a license or on a suspended license. 

Checkpoints like these are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. BPD encourages anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver to call 911.

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