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September 30, 2022

King City DUI checkpoint ends with 1 arrest, 20 citations

KING CITY — A recent DUI checkpoint in downtown King City resulted in one arrest and 20 citations.

The Aug. 27 checkpoint was held at Broadway and Canal streets from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. During the course of the Saturday night checkpoint, a total of 404 vehicles were contacted.

According to King City Police Department, 20 drivers were issued citations for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license; one person was arrested for reckless driving; and six sets of field sobriety tests were conducted that resulted in no DUI arrests.

“DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes,” police said in a news release. “The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.”

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

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.
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