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Santa Maria Police Department
Saturday September 3rd, 2022 :: 09:39 a.m. PDT


5 arrested at Santa Maria DUI checkpoint September 2nd, 2022


September 3rd,  2022

5 Arrested  at Santa Maria  Police Department DUI Checkpoint

Santa Maria, Calif. –  1 driver was arrested for DUI  while conducting a DUI checkpoint on September 2nd, 2022.

The checkpoint was held at the 800 block of east Stowell Rd. from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

5 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 214 vehicles were screened, and no drivers were arrested for other criminal charges.

Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

The Santa Maria Police Department will hold additional  DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints in the upcoming months.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Prepared by: Mike McGehee, Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Sergeant

Santa Maria Police Department
1111 W Betteravia Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-928-3781

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