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Sobriety Checkpoint Nets One D-U-I Arrest

A weekend sobriety checkpoint in downtown Grass Valley has resulted in one arrest. The checkpoint was held on Colfax Avenue near Henderson Street Saturday night. C-H-P Public Information Officer Greg Tassone says officers were stopping traffic headed toward Colfax, when, around 10pm, an erratic driver was coming the other way…

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Tassone says officers began pursuit and also saw the driver run a stop sign. He was finally stopped at a parking lot near the freeway. Tassone says that was the only drunk-driving related incident of the night…

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Except for that one incident. 26 year-old Cody Vess was arrested…

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Tassone says Vess’ blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. In a separate incident, there was one traffic citation issued for a moving violation.

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