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* Santa Rosa Police DUI Checkpoint Nets Nine Arrests

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Nine drivers were arrested during a Santa Rosa DUI and drivers license check on Friday, Santa Rosa police said. One person was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence, while other drivers were arrested for various violations, including having an outstanding warrant and driving without a license or with a suspended license, according to police. The checkpoint was held at Fourth Street at Farmers Lane with 1,269 vehicles passing through, police said. Friday’s check was the ninth of the year, with more planned by the end of 2011, according to police. Police said the goal of the checkpoint was to bring awareness to drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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