Paso Robles police arrest nine at checkpoint

June 10, 2019

Paso Robles police conducted a DUI checkpoint Saturday night and early Sunday morning that netted nine arrests, albeit only three for DUI, and numerous citations. [Cal Coast Times]

Police conducted the checkpoint on Niblick Road from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Officers made nine arrests, six for driving with suspended licenses, and three for DUI.

Officers also cited 28 drivers for driving without a license. Five vehicles were towed.

Police choose locations for DUI checkpoints based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year, Paso Robles officers investigated nine DUI collisions that killed a total of of three people and injured seven others.

Drivers charged with DUI can expect their arrest to cost them about $13,500, police said. That amount includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses.

The police department is also warning drivers that a DUI charge can stem from driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana. Paso Robles police received funding for the checkpoint over the weekend from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the funds being passed down through a California Office of Traffic Safety grant.


The story is a bit confusing, it says “Officers also cited 28 drivers for driving without a license. Five vehicles were towed”, does this mean 23 drivers were issued citations for driving without a license and allowed to drive away? or were the tows part of the “Officers made nine arrests, six for driving with suspended licenses”? and all cited for no license allowed to drive away?


Yes that’s what it means.

Forgetting your license is a minor infraction, slightly above a fix it ticket. They can pull your information up electronically to verify you are legal to drive albeit non-compliant with the carry requirements contained in CDL code.

Of the nine arrests; 4 must have had sober passengers in the vehicle who could drive their friend’s car or truck away.


Yea baby! Get them off the streets.