Crime

No DUI arrests from Paso Robles checkpoint, police say

Paso Robles police conducted a sobriety checkpoint Saturday that screened 211 drivers.

The checkpoint was conducted from 7 to 11 p.m. in the 1300 block of Spring Street. Of the drivers screened, two were cited for driving without a license.

Two motorists performed field sobriety tests and were found to be under the legal limit for blood alcohol. Three drivers were also screened for a valid driver’s license because they were not in possession of the license at the time of the stop.

The purpose of the checkpoint was to make the roads safer by arresting intoxicated drivers and enforcing traffic safety laws, said Lt. Tim Murphy of the Paso Robles Police Department.

Officers with the county anti-DUI campaign report that 82 drivers in the county have been arrested for drunken driving since Dec. 13. One DUI-related collision injury was reported in Grover Beach during that period.

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