- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—MENLO PARK — Seven people were arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license during a police operation over the weekend.

Police conducted a DUI and license checkpoint from 8:45 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location. A total of 1,040 vehicles were screened, resulting in the arrests of seven for driving with a suspended or revoked license and 17 for driving without a license, according to a report on the city’s website. No one was arrested for driving under the influence.

No one from the police department was immediately available to discuss the operation Monday, but according to DUIBlock.com, a website that tracks sobriety checkpoints, a checkpoint was conducted Friday at the intersection of Marsh Road and Highway 101. The site also showed that the most recent checkpoint in the city took place Feb. 16, 2013, on El Camino Real near Stanford University.

“DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence,” the report stated. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 46 lives and resulted in injury crashes harming 374 of our friends and neighbors throughout San Mateo County.”

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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