SANTA MARIA – A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence at a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 300 block of North Blosser Road.
Santa Maria resident Andres Ramirez was taken into custody at the checkpoint for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance, falsely identifying himself to a peace officer and driving with a suspended license.
Ramirez was also found to be in possession of close to 7.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
Police say two other people were also arrested at the checkpoint for having outstanding misdemeanor warrants in San Luis Obispo County, and two drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license, while five people were cited for driving without a license.
A total of 1,272 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on July 26, and officers screened 580 of those vehicles.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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