Four people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and 14 people were cited for alleged drivers license violations during a checkpoint late Friday and early Saturday in Palm Desert, a sheriff's sergeant said.
The checkpoint was staged from 7 p.m. Aug. 16 to 3 a.m. Aug. 17 on Highway 111, west of San Pablo in Palm Desert, Sgt. Dave Adams of the Palm Desert Station said.
"A total of 544 vehicles passed through the checkpoint," Adams said in a statement. "All of these vehicles were screened by checkpoint personnel. Four individuals were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and 24 field sobriety tests were conducted. 14 drivers were arrested for driving while unlicensed or suspended. One of these drivers had active warrants for their arrest from a prior driving on a suspended license conviction. Ten vehicles were towed.
Palm Desert deputies plan an additional DUI/drivers license checkpoint later Saturday at an undisclosed location, Adams said.