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Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Sgt/PIO, (510) 981-5780


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 22, 2017) -    On Friday, March 17, 2015, between 8:00pm and 1:30am, the Berkeley Police Department conducted a DUI/License checkpoint on Telegraph Avenue at Stuart. During this same period, numerous officers from the Berkeley Police (BPD), University of California Police (UCPD), and Agents from the Office of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted alcohol related enforcement operations throughout the city.

During the course of the checkpoint, the drivers' of 847 vehicles were contacted with the following results:

(23) Field Sobriety Tests were conducted

(2) subjects were arrested for DUI-alcohol

(1) subject was arrested for DUI-drugs

(2) citations/tows for suspended drivers licenses

(12) citations for various vehicle code violations

The cooperative efforts of BPD, UCPD, and ABC resulted in 64 arrests (all cited and released) for the following violations:

(24) Cited for Open Containers
(18) Cited for Use of Fake ID's
(19) Cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol
(3) Cited for other Vehicle Code violations
(3) Businesses cited for Furnishing Alcohol to minors.

The Berkeley Police Department is grateful for the assistance provided by UCPD and ABC in our efforts to reduce alcohol related incidents and reducing the number of impaired motorists on our roadway.

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