VACAVILLE — Vacaville police made multiple arrests Friday at a DUI checkpoint on Mason Street, the city said.
Police screened 1,072 vehicles, arrested two DUI suspects, arrested one suspect for illegal drugs and another for possessing a loaded firearm in public. Twelve drivers were cited or arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or while their license was suspended or revoked.
The department’s Traffic Unit conducted the DUI-driver’s license checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight, the press release said. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunken and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, according to the city.
Results of the checkpoint were released Monday.
The Vacaville Police Department will be conducting another DUI-driver’s license checkpoint over the Labor Day weekend in an attempt to lower deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways, the city said.
A California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, funded the checkpoint.
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