Oregon checkpoint halts 1,699 vehicles, 3 arrests


During a five-hour drunken-driving checkpoint in Oregon, 1,699 vehicles were stopped and three arrests were made, police said.

The checkpoint, in the east and westbound lanes of the 2800 block of Navarre Ave., started at 10 p.m. Saturday and ended at 3 a.m. Sunday.

Of the stopped vehicles, 67 were diverted for further inspections. Of the three arrests, all drivers refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

Five drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license, and two were cited for not having a driver’s license. Four were cited for not having children properly secured, and one was arrested for a felony drug warrant.

Officers towed two vehicles.