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Fresno PD checkpoints net 14 arrests over Labor Day weekend

The Fresno Police Department arrested 14 drivers and impounded 35 vehicles during DUI/driver’s license checkpoints held over the Labor Day weekend.

According to the Fresno Police Department’s Facebook page, eight drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 22 vehicles were impounded because their drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, or driving with a suspended license during a checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 4. The checkpoint was located in the westbound lanes of McKinley Avenue west of Normal Street.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, a checkpoint was set up in the northbound lanes of First Street at Tulare. Six drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 13 vehicles were impounded because their drivers did not have a valid driver’s license or were arrested for driving under the influence.

The location of the DUI/driver’s license checkpoints previously were not announced. According to the police department’s Facebook page, the Fresno PD checkpoints are “placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.”

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