Concord police netted four DUI charges and 30 unlicensed/suspended drivers in a checkpoint held Saturday evening and Sunday morning on Concord Avenue.
The checkpoint had 859 vehicles pass through and 830 drivers screened on Concord Avenue between Bonifacio and Market streets, according to a press release from the Concord Police Field Operations Division. It lasted from 9:30 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Thirty-four vehicles were impounded in the course of the checkpoint. The 30 unlicensed or suspended drivers were arrested and issued citations.
“The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and remove impaired drivers from the roadway,” stated the press release. The enforcement effort was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Safety Administration.