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Citrus Heights Police Arrest 3 in Weekend DUI Checkpoint

[box]Update: since publishing this story in August, Citrus Heights police continue to hold DUI Checkpoints For more information, see story: “Citrus Heights police win $182k grant for more DUI checkpoints, safety enforcement” [/box]

Citrus Heights police officers netted three arrests during a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Antelope Road and Lauppe Lane from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m, Friday, according to results released by police today.

Police_lights_1_Citrus_HeightsA total of 767 vehicles were screened during the six-hour checkpoint, resulting in the arrest of a DUI-alcohol suspect, a DUI-drug impaired suspect and another arrest for possession/transportation of illegal drugs, according to a press release by the Citrus Heights Police Department. 10 drivers were also cited for driving without a valid license, and three vehicles were impounded, along with issuance of 13 citations.

Citing data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department’s press release said “Checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.”

CHPD acquires funding for its checkpoints through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the NHTSA, and plans to conduct another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in August, followed by a “DUI Saturation Patrol” operation on September 1.

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