Santa Rosa DUI checkpoint leads to one drunken driving arrest

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Santa Rosa police arrested one person on suspicion of driving drunk during a Friday night DUI checkpoint in downtown Santa Rosa.

The checkpoint was set up on Morgan Street at Fifth Street and lasted from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Police said 1,050 vehicles went through the checkpoint.

Fourteen drivers were cited or arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license.

Three people were arrested on outstanding warrants and one driver was found in possession of drugs, police said.

Police say the checkpoints are aimed at discouraging residents from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

You can reach Staff Writer Nick Rahaim at 707-521-5203 or

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