Visalia man arrested for DUI during checkpoint

A Visalia man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving during a DUI checkpoint held on March 25 and March 26, Visalia police said.

Ronnie Romans, 28, was arrested after taking a field sobriety test, police said. The checkpoint was near Visalia Parkway and Woodland Street from 8:45 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

During the six-hour checkpoint, 73 vehicles were checked and six field sobriety tests were given, Visalia police said. There were also three citations for unlicensed driving, three citations for driving on a suspended license, 15 citations on other offenses and three vehicles towed.

The police department will conduct more checkpoints aimed at deterring drinking and driving.

For more information, contact Sgt. Damon Maurice at 559-713-4216.

Razi Syed: 559-441-6679, @razisyed