The Huntington Beach Police Department made nine arrests in the DUI and driver's license checkpoint Dec. 22.

From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. officers screened 663 of the 1,870 vehicles that went through the location. There were six DUI-alcohol suspects arrested, one DUI-drug impaired suspect arrested, and nine drivers cited for operating a vehicle with no license or with a suspended or revoked license. There were two arrested on other criminal charges and one citation issued for other vehicle code violations.

Such checkpoints are credited with lowering DUI-related deaths and injuries and with acting as a deterrent for those who might drive drunk or drug impaired. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the checkpoints have been the most effective documented results of any DUI enforcement strategies and save $6 for every $1 spent.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the traffic safety administration.

The department plans to hold another checkpoint on Saturday.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

—Alicia Lopez

Twitter: @AliciaLopezHB