One allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested during a DUI checkpoint last weekend operated by the Palm Springs Police Department.

Police officers screened 308 vehicles at the checkpoint held in the 1100 block of East Tahquitz Canyon Way between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.

One motorist was additionally cited for driving a vehicle unlicensed, police said.

Palm Springs police are planning another DUI checkpoint May 21 in an undisclosed part of the city, where officers will be searching for motorists driving under the influence of any impairing substance, not just alcohol.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on historical data related to DUI crashes and arrests, and are funded by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Those arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can spend time in jail and pay up to $13,500, including fines, fees, classes, license suspensions and other expenses.

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