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Jul 27, 2013 3:14 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Three arrests and multiple citations at DUI checkpoint in Santa Maria

Santa Maria Police say three people were arrested at a DUI checkpoint Friday night.

The checkpoint was held in the 300 block of North Blosser Road from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Officials say three drivers were evaluated for DUI, but only one person was arrested.

Police also arrested 38-year-old Andres Ramirez from Santa Maria for possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, falsely identifying himself to an officer, and driving with a suspended license. Officials say Ramirez had 7.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine in his possession.

Another person was arrested for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license, and five drivers were cited for driving without a license.

A total of 1,272 cars passed through the checkpoint.

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