Four accused of DUI following Santa Fe Springs checkpoint

SANTA FE SPRINGS — Police jailed four people on suspicion of drunken driving, and two others on other charges, during a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint late Friday, police said.
More than 900 cars were screened at the Whittier Police Department’s checkpoint, which was held from 8:30 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on Slauson Avenue, just east of Sorenson Avenue, in Santa Fe Springs, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
Four suspected drunken drivers were arrested, along with two other people who were jailed due to outstanding criminal warrant, police said.
A total of 22 drivers were cited during the checkpoint, Officer Brad White said.
The Whittier Police Department was planning another checkpoint on Dec. 14, according to the police statement. Such checkpoints have been shown to reduce the numbers of alcohol related injuries or deaths on the road.
“A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers,” the statement said.
Funding for the checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As always, anyone who sees an impaired driver on the road is asked to report it by calling 9-1-1.

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