1,350 vehicles pass through sobriety checkpoint in Richmond, no DUI arrests

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By Mike Kinney

No DUI arrests were made during a sobriety checkpoint in Richmond on Saturday, although dozens of citations were handed out and two arrests were made regarding felony warrants, police said.

The Richmond Police Department conducted the grant-funded checkpoint on Robert H. Miller Drive and Shane Drive from 6 p.m. to  1:30 a.m., Lt. Matthew Stonebraker said. Of the 1,350 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 85 were screened in a secondary screening.

While four drivers were evaluated for DUI, they were subsequently released without arrest, Stonebraker said.

The checkpoint did lead to two arrests for individuals found to have felony warrants. Thirteen citations were handed out to unlicensed drivers, and nine vehicles were towed for drivers who either had no license or a suspended licenses, Stonebraker said. Another 12 citations were issued for various infractions, he added.