Richmond police announce DUI checkpoint on 23rd Street

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The Richmond Police Department Traffic unit is set to hold a DUI and drivers license checkpoint on 23rd Street the night of Friday, July 31.

“The purpose of the checkpoint is to get unlicensed and impaired drivers off our city streets,” police said. Traffic delays are likely due to the checkpoint, police said.

The checkpoints are made possible by assistance from the California Office of Traffic Safety and grant funding, police said.

On July 3, nearly 800 vehicles were screened during a similar sobriety checkpoint on Hillltop Drive. One arrest was made for driving while under the influence and 50 citations were handed out to drivers with a suspended license or no license. Seven vehicles of drivers found with suspended licenses were impounded.

Before that, RPD held a DUI checkpoint on Richmond Parkway near West Ohio Avenue during the evening hours on Friday, Feb. 28.