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Santa Maria DUI checkpoint screens 417 cars, no arrests

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 23, 2019

The Santa Maria Police Department screened 417 cars at a DUI checkpoint Friday but didn’t arrest anyone for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

They said they also didn’t arrest or cite anyone for driving a car without a license or with a suspended/revoked license.

The checkpoint was at 700 N. Broadway between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.

This is one of the several DUI checkpoints the Santa Maria Police Department has conducted in March.

The police department said DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequent DUI arrests.

They said drivers caught driving while impaired and charged with a DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be $13,500.