No drivers in the 1,244 vehicles screened during a sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in Millbrae on Saturday were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, but 32 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle while unlicensed, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
The checkpoint occurred in the 00-100 blocks of El Camino Real between the hours of 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.
During the operation, 28 field sobriety tests were conducted. Along with those cited for driving while unlicensed, four drivers were arrested and released with a citation for driving on a suspended license, the Sheriff’s Office said. Another 25 drivers were cited for not possessing their driver’s license. One driver was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia.
“Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
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