No arrests in DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE — California Highway Patrol’s DUI checkpoint Friday night yielded no arrests, according to CHP spokesman Abel Hernandez.

Hernandez says six officers, a sergeant and senior volunteers were involved in the sobriety/driver license checkpoint from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, on Sierra Highway and Avenue Q in Palmdale. He says during that time:

  • 1,108 vehicles were screened.
  • 14 citations were issued (mostly for unlicensed and suspended license)
  • 7 cars were impounded
  • And 1 person was screened for drinking, but was determined not to be under the influence and released.

DUI checkpoints are funded by a grant through the Office of Traffic Safety in Sacramento.

  1 comment for “No arrests in DUI Checkpoint

  1. Common Sense
    August 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The checkpoint also exists to help keep uninsured drivers or those with suspended licenses off of the road.

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