On Friday May 3, the Pittsburg Police Department held a Drivers License and DUI Checkpoint on Railroad Avenue in the City of Pittsburg.
The night included many driving without a drivers license, without insurance… many DUI sobriety tests, and even one man on a warrant who fought with police which we caught on camera.
Pittsburg Police Lieutenant Brian Matthews said they do a checkpoint do ensure drivers are safe and sober as well as licensed. He called the detail a very “limited scope” where they are looking for valid drivers licensed and are safe or not.
“Between 2016 to 2018, there were 92 DUI related traffic collisions and this Railroad corridor had about 20 percent of those,” said Matthews. “That is why we are conducting this checkpoint here; we have had success in the past and hoping to have success tonight.”
This is a short recap of the nearly 5-hour DUI Checkpoint.
- 1,171 Vehicles Screen
- 1 DUI Arrest (alcohol)
- 1 DUI Arrest (drugs)
- 1 warrant arrest
- 1 felony threatening an officer arrest
- 24 citations for no license
- 2 citations for driving on suspended license
- 2 vehicle impounds for no license
- 3 vehicle tows for driver arrested
- 2 SFST’s performed.