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DUI and license checkpoint leads to Redding arrests and citations

Here are the results from the Redding Police Department's traffic safety checkpoint conducted Friday night on Benton Drive.

Posted: Jul 17, 2021 4:36 PM

REDDING, Calif. – Friday night a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and a driver’s license checkpoint was held on the 2200 block of Benton Drive in Redding between 6:30 and 10:00 p.m.

The checkpoint resulted in one arrest for DUI. The man arrested was 36-year-old Robert Moats of Redding.

566 vehicles went through the checkpoint and were screened by the Redding Police Department.

Three drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license, and two for driving without licenses.

Arrests were made of two drivers with outstanding felony warrants, one for a misdemeanor warrant, and the 4th arrest was the one for the DUI.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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