The Santa Monica Police Department’s traffic unit conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in the 2200 block of Pico Boulevard on July 1.
At about 10:45 p.m., a vehicle was directed to the screening area by officers. The driver was investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
The driver was unable to complete the field sobriety testing and was driving on a suspended driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest.
Bradley Edgardo Melendez, 23, from Los Angeles was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Bail was set at $1,000.
Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.