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Three Arrested for DUI in Redlands

Police say they nabbed two drivers while working a planned DUI checkpoint, along with a third just before that checkpoint was scheduled to begin.

Three people are facing DUI charges in Redlands after police say they were caught driving under the influence this weekend.

Redlands police staffing a DUI checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue on Friday night made their first arrest with that of a San Bernardino man accused of drunk driving, according to the city's spokesman, Carl Baker.

"At about 9 p.m. Friday, an hour before the scheduled checkpoint, patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at University Street and Citrus Avenue," Baker said.

That man, identified as 45-year-old Darrell Eugene Floyd, apparently tried to turn left in front of oncoming traffic.  The two cars crashed on University, and Flyod was arrested for DUI, according to Baker.

The next arrest happened at the checkpoint, just after midnight Saturday.  Manuel Prado, 31, was arrested for driving under the influence-- and cited for driving on a suspended license, Baker said.

The third arrest of the night was made at the location of another nearby crash.

"About an hour later officers responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Alabama Street," Baker said.  "Police arrested 36-year-old Mitchell Steven Pace, of Yucaipa, for driving under the influence."

A total of 49 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 3 a.m. Saturday.

Funding for the sobriety checkpoint was provided to the Redlands Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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