4 nabbed during DUI checkpoint weekend

DJ Becker/The Madera Tribune

California Highway Patrol officer Jose Herrera performs a field sobriety test on a man at a check point held Saturday night on south Madera Avenue near Gary Lane. The man passed the sobriety tests but was cited for driving without a valid drivers license.


1 detained on outstanding warrant

A DUI and drivers license checkpoint held Saturday night on south Madera Avenue near Gary Lane netted three drivers under the influence of alcohol and a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants, according to the California Highway Patrol. Four drivers were cited for driving without licenses and released.

The checkpoint screened a total of 334 vehicles and was jointly operated by The California Highway Patrol and The Madera Police Department, with a grant from the National Transportation and Safety Board.

The first DUI driver nearly plowed through the checkpoint when she failed to notice and slow down, and stop for officers.