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Unified Police Department make 5 arrests in overnight DUI checkpoint

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 12:52:44-04

KEARNS, Utah – In an effort to keep people safe on the roads Unified Police Department teamed up with other local law enforcement agencies to carry out a DUI checkpoint.

It started on Friday night and ended at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

The checkpoint took place on a part of Bangerter Highway near Kearns where police stopped drivers who seemed to show any signs of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

As a result of the DUI checkpoint, police ended up arresting 5 people for driving under the influence of alcohol,  serving 15 misdemeanor citations and 14 traffic citations.

Officials also said that they had 1 weapons violation and some of the citations they issued were for drivers having open containers in their cup holders.