9 arrested on suspicion of DUI

A DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa netted nine arrests for suspicion of drunk or drugged driving, police said Wednesday.

Nearly 3,000 vehicles passed through the drunk-driving checkpoint, according to police.

Police screened 618 vehicles for impaired drivers and administered 23 field sobriety tests at the checkpoint near Newport Boulevard and Flower Street from 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, according police.

Eight drivers were suspected of being drunk and one was suspected of using drugs.

Police cited or arrested six people for driving without a license and two for driving with a revoked license.

Nine vehicles were impounded or stored.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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