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17 arrested at weekend DUI checkpoint in Coachella Valley

A sobriety checkpoint sign is shown in this undated file photo.

May 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Riverside County Sheriff's deputies arrested 17 drivers at a weekend drunken driving checkpoint in the Coachella Valley.

About 522 cars were screened at the intersection of Highway 111 and Library Way from 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Out of all the drivers, 20 were given field sobriety tests. Three were arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, and 13 were arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended license or no license at all.

Thirteen automobiles were impounded, said authorities.

City News Service contributed to this report.