Santa Maria Police Release DUI Checkpoint Results for May 3

Santa Maria Police Dept (Edhat)

The Santa Maria Police Department arrested 1 driver on suspicion of DUI while conducting a DUI Checkpoint, May 3rd, 2024. The checkpoint was held at the 900 block of West Betteravia Rd. from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

We are committed to taking impaired drivers off the road,driving under the influence is not only dangerous, but also has major consequences.

5 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 661 vehicle came through the checkpoint, 137 drivers were screened, and no drivers were arrested for other criminal charges.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

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.


Written by SantaMariaPolice

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