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5 arrested on DUI charges by South San Francisco police

At a busy sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night, five individuals were taken into custody by South San Francisco police. According to the authorities, the checkpoint included a near miss involving a fleeing red-light runner and struggles with impaired drivers.

The checkpoint was set up on Westborough Boulevard from 9 p.m. on Saturday to 2 a.m. on Sunday. During that time period, the number of vehicles screened by the police officers was 820.

Other than the five individuals taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, police also charged and arrested 16 drivers for being unlicensed or driving with a suspended license. Another 17 drivers were charged with different charges, according to the police.

1 of the DUI arrests involved a driver who was driving the vehicle under the influence of a combination of alcohol and suspected synthetic marijuana. Police said that the driver became combative at the time of arrest and was also taken into custody on suspicion of resisting arrest.

Another driver ran a red light, hit a stop sign and nearly hit an officer before fleeing. That driver was pulled over after a short pursuit and taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence and evading a police officer.

A driver pulled over by the police and a passenger got out of that vehicle became combative with the officers. The passenger was taken into custody on suspicion of being drunk in public.

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