Santa Paula, Calif. – One person arrested for failure to operate vehicle with an interlock device and sixteen others cited for driver’s license related offenses during DUI checkpoint on December 17, 2021.
Last night’s checkpoint was held at 500 W. Harvard Blvd near the intersection of Harvard Blvd and Laurie Ln from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Of the 363 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint, officers cited seven drivers for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, and one driver was arrested for driving a vehicle without an interlock alcohol sensing device as required by court order.
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 Paula Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe while traveling through our community and especially during the holiday season.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.