Several arrests made during Friday night police roadblock

Valley law enforcement officials made several arrests Friday night as part of a four-hour administrative roadblock at 1100 North Main in Logan, including eight arrests that removed impaired drivers from the road.Logan Police Capt. Jeff Curtis, who supervised the roadblock, called the event a success.”It went very well,” he said. “I feel like we made it so that there was not much restriction to the public, got the cars in and out the best that we could, so I believe all in all it was a pretty good success.”With eight arrests made due to drug or alcohol impairment, however, Curtis said the event serves as a reminder to police that there are impaired motorists on the roads.”It’s hard to tell how many are exactly out there but … that’s one of the things that we find out with this type of roadblock: what kinds of things are going on out on the roadways and what’s taking place,” Curtis said. “We certainly don’t want to see people driving while they’re using drugs or under the influence of alcohol to the point where they’re impaired.”One of the drug arrests, Curtis noted, happened 15 minutes after the roadblock “opened shop.””It is a concern that we come up with that many drug arrests and that many DUIs in that period of time,” Curtis said.According to statistics released by the Logan City Police Department on Monday, 455 vehicles were contacted during the event, which ran from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday. The following are statistics from the event:DUI arrests: 3State vehicle impounds: 3Designated drivers: 7Field sobriety tests performed: 21Warrants (arrests): 2Warrant amounts: $450Open containers: 1Youth alcohol: 2Drug arrests: 5Felony arrests: 2Uninsured motorists: 2Seat belt violations: 2Total citations: 30Number of officers at event: 45Officers from the Logan Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol and Cache County Sheriff’s Office participated in the roadblock. Vehicles passing through the 1100 North Main area were randomly signaled to pull into area parking lots where motorists were contacted by police officers to verify they had current and legal driver’s licenses, registrations and proof of insurance. Officers used the opportunity to see if there were other potential violations such as no seat belts, malfunctioning equipment or driver impairment.

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