Santa Maria DUI Checkpoint Nets 8 Arrests
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
2 drivers were arrested for DUI while conducting a DUI checkpoint on September 10, 2021.
The checkpoint was held at the 700 block of East Main St. from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
6 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 144 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 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.