PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Petaluma police arrested five people on suspicion of driving under the influence during a checkpoint and saturation patrols on Saturday night, a police sergeant said.
At the checkpoint, conducted between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, officers screened 649 drivers for signs of DUI and to check their driver’s licenses, police Sgt. Jim Stephenson said.READ MORE: UPDATE: CHP Deactivates Amber Alert After Children Found Safe in Modesto; Missing Woman Still Sought
Officers administered field sobriety tests to 13 drivers and eight were arrested, he said.
Police arrested one person for DUI. Others were arrested for driving with a suspended license or without a license, Stephenson said.READ MORE: VIDEO: Smash-and-Grab Thieves Steal Jewelry at Serramonte Center in Daly City
Due to inclement weather police ended the checkpoint and administered saturation patrols, conducted between 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, which resulted in four DUI arrests, Stephenson said.
The operations were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.MORE NEWS: South Bay Congressman Welcomes Afghan Refugees Arriving in Fremont
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