Santa Rosa Nets Nine DUI’s at Checkpoint Friday Night

In this Dec. 16, 2011 photo, police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. Starting Jan. 1, 2012, police in California can no longer impound vehicles from DUI checkpoints when the driver's only offense is driving without a license. The impounds have been controversial where critics say they are used to drive out illegal immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union has questioned how much Escondido is making from illegal immigrants whose cars are impounded because they do not have drivers licenses. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

  About 30 people are facing various charges following arrests and citations during a DUI-Driver’s License checkpoint in Santa Rosa.  Police arrested nine people for DUI and cited or arrested an additional 18 for unlicensed vehicles and suspended or revoked license plates late Friday night.  Officers from CHP, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, and Cotati also participated at the checkpoint on Farmers Lane, south of Sonoma Avenue.  Police say future checkpoints at unannounced locations are planned.