San Luis Obispo police arrest one driver at DUI checkpoint

February 6, 2024


San Luis Obispo police arrested one driver for DUI and issued citations to two other drivers at a checkpoint conducted Friday night. 

Officers ran the DUI checkpoint in the 900 block of Marsh Street from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Officers stopped 300 vehicles at the checkpoint. In addition to arresting one driver for DUI, officers cited two drivers for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended or revoked license, according to police. 

The police department selects checkpoint locations based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by removing impaired drivers from the road, police say.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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No lapsed auto policies, warrants, child support dodgers, unpaid Paso Robles parking tickets, non- filed taxes, smog violations, cracked windows, out of adjustment headlights, immigration violations or fuzzy dice hanging from a mirror?

Might as well get our monies worth, paying them overtime to stand in the street for five hours and profile drivers.

I know it’s a grant, but who pays for it? We the people do.

It’s just an overtime grab so they can double their salaries.