Five people were nabbed on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at a recent operation near Palm Desert, CHP officials said Wednesday.
According to the agency, California Highway Patrol officers staffed a sobriety checkpoint on Friday on Washington Street, just south of 41st Avenue.
Of 506 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 37 drivers were evaluated "... to determine whether or not they were driving while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs," said CHP Officer Mike Radford.
"Of those 37 drivers, 5 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence," he said.
“Driving under the influence is a choice which places everyone in danger," added Captain Laura Quattlebaum, the Indio CHP Area Commander. "The CHP is very thankful so many drivers made the right choice in having a sober driver."