Arrests made at checkpoint for DUIs |

Arrests made at checkpoint for DUIs

Police made two arrests at their DUI checkpoint on East Main Street near Dorsey Drive Saturday night on this relatively quiet Memorial Day weekend.

A 75-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and another man was arrested on suspicion of violation of probation at the checkpoint, according to police and jail logs.

In addition, three people were arrested by Grass Valley police on suspicion of drunken driving in other areas in the city Saturday night.

A dispatcher at the Calfire Emergency Command Center said the holiday weekend has been unusually quiet, “knock on wood,” she said Sunday afternoon.

Only two minor accidents on Nevada County roadways were reported Saturday night and Sunday morning, dispatchers report.

Local law enforcement agencies widely publicized their stepped-up enforcement efforts in conjunction with the California Office of Traffic Safety over the weekend, which may have had something to do with the reduced number of accidents.

“Once the barbecue is over, you still have to get home safely,” CHP Commissioner Mike Brown said in a news release. “Last Memorial Day weekend 20 people were killed on roadways within (statewide) CHP jurisdiction, down significantly from the previous year’s total of 33. We can still do better.”

Signs at rest stops along highways posted by Caltrans also urge people to report drunk drivers by calling 911.


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail or call 477-4236.

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