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Six Accused of DUI During Checkpoint on Citrus Ave at Redlands High Campus

Another sobriety checkpoint is scheduled 10 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 to 3 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17 on northbound Orange Street between Stuart and Pearl in downtown Redlands.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a checkpoint staged late Friday and early Saturday on Citrus Avenue at the Redlands High School campus, a city spokesman announced Wednesday.

The sobriety checkpoint was staged from 10 p.m. Friday Nov. 9 to 3 a.m. Saturday Nov. 10, and 165 vehicles passed through, Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said.

"In addition to the six DUI arrests, two drivers were cited for driving with suspended licenses and another was cited for driving without a license or insurance," Baker said.

In a separate enforcement operation, 33 drivers were cited Monday Nov. 12 at locations including Sunset Drive North, San Mateo Street, Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard, University Street, Citrus Avenue, Lugonia Avenue and Church Street, Baker said.

The citations included 19 for failing to stop at a stop sign, four for speeding, three for talking on a cell phone and one for texting, Baker said. One driver was cited for running a red light, one for driving without a license, and one for driving without insurance. Two drivers were cited for failing to yield, and one for failing to signal.

"Officers on grant-funded overtime also assisted with a robbery investigation that resulted in one arrest and recovery of a vehicle stolen in San Bernardino," Baker said.

Another sobriety checkpoint is scheduled 10 p.m. Friday Nov. 16 to 3 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17 on northbound Orange Street between Stuart and Pearl in downtown Redlands, Baker said.

On Monday Nov. 19, police will again look for drivers talking on cell phones, texting, running stop signs and red lights, speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians and other vehicles, Baker said.

Funding for the enforcement programs comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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