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CHP, cops screen 280 cars

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Madera police and officers from The California Highway Patrol screened at least 280 cars at a joint checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue near Elm Street, to catch under the influence drivers and those that may be driving without licenses.

About 25 uniformed personnel, including correctional officers, and police Explorers turned out in the cold and damp conditions Saturday night, to set up, operate and take down the checkpoint.

Two arrests were made for driving under the influence and both vehicles were impounded. Officers issued 15 citations to drivers without licenses. Those drivers were allowed to park the cars and call a licensed driver to pick up the vehicle.

Sgt. Matt Wiles of the Madera police department said the checkpoint went smoothly and officers were able to educate a lot of local drivers...


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