Three people were arrested Friday or early Saturday for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Santa Monica police announced.
Two were arrested for drugs while one was busted for drinking and driving when they passed through a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held by the Santa Monica Police Department along the 2800 block of Wilshire Boulevard from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Ten citations were also issued for traffic-related offenses, said SMPD Sgt. Jay Moroso.
The checkpoint involved 23 sworn and non-sworn personnel from the Special Enforcement and Operations divisions.
“A large impact in impaired driving was made obvious by the number of rideshare and taxi vehicles that came through with occupants pointing out that they wouldn’t take the risk given our presence and location,” Moroso said.
Just under 1,400 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, 434 drivers were screened and 48 sobriety tests were administered.