135 citations, 5 DUI arrests during sobriety checkpoint on 23rd Street

Richmond police activity report from Dec. 4-10
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

By Mike Kinney

A sobriety checkpoint conducted at 23rd Street and Bissell Avenue on Friday resulted with three DUI arrests, five warrant arrests, 20 cars impounded and 135 citations issues, police said. Most of citations issued were for driving without a license or auto insurance and with an expired registration.

The checkpoint, which was funded by a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, occurred over a 10-hour period and led to the screening of about 880 vehicles, Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said Tuesday.

“Impaired driving and alcohol related crashes constitute a major threat to the safety and well-being of the public,” Capt. Walle said. “It is the leading cause of death for young people from the ages of 15 to 24. The Richmond Police Department seeks grant opportunities to address this issue.”