Lodi police officers arrested one person on suspicion of driving under the influence and another on suspicion possessing a pound of marijuana during a DUI checkpoint between 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of West Kettleman Lane, according to traffic Sgt. David Griffin.
Officers screened 750 vehicles that night, with three drivers being given a field sobriety test, Griffin said. In addition to the two arrests, 11 drivers were cited for operating an unlicensed vehicle or driving with a suspended or revoked license, Griffin said. Ten other citations were issued.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity to deter drunk and drugged driving and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, Griffin said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints provide the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent, he said.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.