Police catch 23 at Fairfield checkpoint
FAIRFIELD — Nearly two dozen people were caught for a variety of offenses during a Labor Day weekend sobriety checkpoint Sunday and early Monday in Fairfield, according to police.
The drunken driving and driver’s license checkpoint took place from 8 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday on the 2100 block of North Texas Street. Results from the checkpoint include:
- One person arrested for an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.
- Two people arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
- Eight drivers cited for driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
- Twelve drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle while unlicensed.
A total of 494 of the 710 vehicles to pass through the checkpoint were screened, according to police.
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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Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.