2 DUI arrests, 80 citations at sobriety checkpoint in Richmond

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Two people were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint in Richmond in which 1,226 cars were screened, according to police.

The grant-funded checkpoint was conducted at Richmond Parkway and Macdonald Avenue on Friday night, Richmond police Capt. Al Walle reported on social media.

Aside from the two DUI arrests, 80 citations were issued, four cars were impounded and four felony warrant arrests were made, Walle said.

“The goal of this checkpoint is to educate motorists about the dangers of impaired driving, and to ensure the safety of our community by removing impaired drivers off our city’s streets,” the RPD said in a statement prior to the operation.

Further details weren’t immediately available.