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Cinco De Mayo DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest, Several Citations

Posted Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:55 pm

By Matt Lopez

A Beverly Hills Police Department DUI/Drivers License checkpoint set up on Cinco de Mayo resulted in one arrest and six citations, according to the department.

The checkpoint, on Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent and Canon Drive on May 5, was operating between the hours of 5-11 p.m.

According to the BHPD, 1,520 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 284 were screened. From there, three DUI investigations were conducted and one driver was arrested.

Additionally, six drivers were cited or arrested for driving unlicensed, or with a suspended or revoked license. One vehicle was towed.

DUI checkpoints, according to the BHPD, are generally placed in areas based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Drivers found to be driving impaired or charged with a DUI can expect a fine of approximately $13,500 on top of possible jail time.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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