Lodi police arrested four people during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held during the weekend in the 1900 block of West Kettleman Lane.
Officers arrested three people on suspicion of drunken driving and one for possessing outstanding warrants, according to Lodi Police Sgt. David Griffin.
Officers screened 893 drivers at the checkpoint between 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Griffin said. Eleven field sobriety tests were administered.
In addition to the four arrests, police cited nine drivers for operating an unlicensed vehicle and one who allegedly had a suspended or revoked license. Four vehicles were towed away.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for finding drunken and drugged drivers, Griffin said. The checkpoint also deters drivers, he added.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to lower DUI deaths and injuries, Griffin said.