The Lodi Police Department arrested one driver on suspicion of drunken driver and cited five others for operating either an unlicensed vehicle or for driving with a suspended or revoked license, police said.
The arrests and citations took place during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint between 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of South Cherokee Lane.
Police reported that 605 vehicles were screened at the checkpoint, and six field sobriety tests were administered. Three drivers were suspected of being unlicensed, while two others allegedly had a suspended or revoked license. Four vehicles were towed away and impounded.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, according to Lodi police Sgt. David Griffin.
The DUI/driver’s license checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries, Griffin said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints yield cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Anyone who sees a suspected drunken driver may call 9-1-1.