Officers arrested six motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during Saturday's DUI-driver's license checkpoint at Newport Boulevard and 17th Street, according to a news release.
Costa Mesa police mounted the checkpoint in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol, the Police Department's release said. As many as 611 vehicles were screened out of 2,127 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint. Nine drivers underwent field sobriety tests and 12 had their licenses investigated. Officers issued 13 citations and 11 vehicles were towed.
The street operation was paid for with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the release said.