Fontana police made 11 arrests, impounded 91 vehicles and issued 121 traffic citations during a DUI checkpoint on Valley Blvd. that started at 6 p.m. and lasted through 1:30 a.m. Five arrests were for California driving under the influence, two were for felony drug charges and four were for outstanding warrants, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department. Police screened 1,918 vehicles and stopped 167 at the checkpoint, located between Palmetto and Alder avenues on Valley Blvd. Vehicles were impounded for various reasons including driving without a license, the news release said.
DUI checkpoints are becoming more common and are an easy way for police to make multiple arrest for DUI and other various crimes such as driving on a suspended license. DUI checkpoints do have a number of guidelines that must be followed in order for them to be lawful. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI at a DUI checkpoint it is imperative that you consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to analyze your case. A DUI conviction can lead to probation, a drivers license suspension, or even jail time.
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