King City Police Department conducts a DUI checkpoint on Aug. 27 at Broadway and Canal streets. (Photo via KCPD)

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.

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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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