13 Arrested at Santa Maria DUI Checkpoint
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
4 arrested for DUI while conducting a DUI checkpoint on April 30th, 2021.
The checkpoint was held at the 200 block of south Broadway from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
9 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 204 vehicles were screened, and 0 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 another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint 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.