Clovis News

DUI checkpoints net 81 arrests

Authorities in Fresno and Madera counties have arrested 81 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last week, officials said Friday.

There will be several DUI checkpoints set up in Fresno and Selma this weekend as part of a campaign by local law enforcement agencies to crack down on driving under the influence. Meanwhile, there will be extra DUI patrols in Clovis, Sanger, Chowchilla, Madera, Firebaugh and Parlier.

The campaign, which is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, will last through Jan. 2.

In Visalia, police arrested three people on DUI charges Thursday night and impounded three cars.

Officers there also issued nine citations for unlicensed driving and six for driving with a suspended license.