Lodi police arrested six people during a DUI checkpoint operation Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, a fifth person was suspected of public intoxication and one was arrested on a warrant.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6:30 p.m. Saturday until 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in the 1900 block of West Kettleman Lane. Only one of the arrests took place at the checkpoint, with the remainder coming throughout Lodi during what police Lt. Chris Jacobson described as a "saturation patrol."
Jacobson reports that 870 vehicles drove through the checkpoint, with officers screening 836 of them. Eighteen citations were issued, six vehicles were towed away and 14 unlicensed or suspended drivers were sent to court.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.