The Lodi Police Department arrested eight people during a DUI checkpoint Saturday night, only three of whom were booked for driving under the influence.
According to Sgt. Chris Jacobsen, with the Lodi Police, the five other arrests were made for drug-related offenses or other criminal charges, including one woman who was arrested after being found laying drunk in the street around 1 a.m. The woman was Downtown at the time, but the arrest was made by a motorcycle officer who was working the checkpoint, Jacobsen said.
Additionally, 17 vehicles were towed and 28 citations were issued.
The checkpoint was held in the 100 block of South Cherokee Lane from 8 p.m. to just before 2 a.m. The checkpoint was less active than those held at other locations, Jacobsen said. Police screened at least 900 cars during their last checkpoint on Kettleman Lane, but barely saw 300 vehicles on Saturday.
The department will conduct monthly checkpoints until September, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The next checkpoint is scheduled for Dec. 18.
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