Santa Maria police arrested three drivers on suspicion of DUI at a DUI checkpoint Friday night.
The checkpoint was held in the 100 block of South Broadway from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
A total of 109 vehicles were screened.
Sixteen drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended or revoked license.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.