FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 1, 2013 —
West Sacramento police checked driver’s licenses and looked for signs of inebriation behind the wheel of each car passing through a checkpoint Friday night, April 26, at Harbor Boulevard and Duluth Street. They announced the planned checkpoint in advance – the News-Ledger published an announcement on its website – but kept the location secret until near the 7 p.m. start time.
Officers staffed the checkpoint for several hours, counting 522 vehicles passing through.
The tally of citations, according to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of W.S.P.D.:
Four people were cited for driving without a license, four others were given field sobriety tests and one was arrested for driving under the influence. One car was towed from the scene.
Supported by a state grant, the checkpoint operation was part of a project to deter drunk driving.
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