5 Hour Roadblock By Red Bluff California Police Yields 1 Arrest: Man Riding Bicycle Without Headlight Had Been Drinking


RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA – A man was arrested after he was found to be riding a bicycle while impaired, police said.

The arrest came during a sobriety checkpoint held Friday in Red Bluff, said officers with the Red Bluff Police Department. They said Christopher Pence, 30, of Paradise, rode his bike into the checkpoint area. Officers said they stopped him because he didn’t have a headlight on his bike, as required by law.

Police said Pence appeared intoxicated and was arrested on suspicion of riding a bicycle while under the influence.

About 240 drivers were also screened between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. One man was issued a citation for an outstanding warrant from Butte County. Two others were issued citations for driving with a suspended license, and two other drivers were driving with expired licenses.

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