DUI checkpoint nets 6 arrests

Police arrested six drivers on suspicion of driving drunk at a checkpoint over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

From 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, Costa Mesa police held a checkpoint at Newport Boulevard and 17th Street.

A total of 2,539 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and police screened 439, police said.

Police administered 21 field sobriety tests and 11 drivers were arrested or cited for driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license, according to police.

Six vehicles were stored or impounded.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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