The Santa Maria Police Department arrested one driver at a DUI checkpoint Saturday night for operating a vehicle unlicensed.
No arrests were made for DUI or other criminal charges.
402 vehicles were screened at the checkpoint from the hours of 6 p.m. to 3 a.m at 600 W. Main Street.
Police say DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
Santa Maria police investigated 191 DUI collisions that killed 4 people and injured 32 others last year.
A DUI charge can cost more than $13,000 after fines, fees and required classes.
SMPD reminds drivers that they can be arrested for DUI if they are impaired by prescription drugs.
Santa Maria police plan to conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol on August 24th.