Fresno police arrest 12 DUI drivers overnight. Expect another checkpoint soon, police say

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A dozen northeast Fresno drivers suspected to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol were arrested during a checkpoint by Fresno Police officers.

The checkpoint was from 6 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, a department news release says.

Fresno police released the following statistics from the checkpoint:

103 vehicle enforcement stops
12 DUI-alcohol suspects arrested 
18 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked 
62 citations issued

“High visibility enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving,” the news release says.

Adding, that drivers caught driving impaired and arrested for DUI can expect to pay approximately $13,500 in fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses, as well as possible jail time.

The Fresno Police Department will be conducting another DUI saturation patrol on Friday Nov. 30.

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