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DUI checkpoint held on New Year’s Day in Ventura

One driver arrested on New Year's day checkpoint in Ventura
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Tracy Lehr / KEYT

VENTURA, Calif. -The California Highway Patrol held its first DUI sobriety checkpoint of the year on New Year's Day.

Officers set up the checkpoint on Harbor Blvd. and screened about 400 drivers near the Ventura Harbor.

They arrested one man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

"We are just trying to be out there and educate the public on the dangers of DUI driving. Multiple arrests were made last night on New Year's in Ventura by Ventura CHP. Again, we encourage  people to plan ahead, have a designated driver or a use ride share."

Even though the holidays are over, officers urge people not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Tracy Lehr

Tracy Lehr is a reporter and the weekend anchor of News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Tracy, click here

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