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Patrol contacts 360 vehicles in sobriety check; 2 arrests

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A sobriety and drivers license check point screened approximately 360 vehicles on Gateway Drive, and netted two drivers under the influence according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Sgt. Michael Donnell said the Saturday night effort resulted in the arrest of two impaired drivers, one for alcohol and one for drugs.

“Traffic was fairly consistent through the check point ... in addition to the two arrests, 23 unlicensed drivers were cited. Four others were found to be driving on suspended licenses, and four more were cited for not having their licenses in their possession. Officers also checked to be sure children were restrained properly in booster or car seats,” Donnelly said.

A 17-year-old unlicensed driver was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs after he was seen driving erratically on A Street south of 6th Street. A search of the vehicle found several small containers of a substance believed to be marijuana, along with a large plastic bag filled with approximately a half pound of a similar substance. Two other minors in the vehicle were cited and released to their parents.


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