Several arrested at Lancaster checkpoint

LANCASTER – Two people were nabbed for suspicion of drunken driving and several others were arrested or cited for various other violations at a checkpoint in Lancaster this past weekend.

The sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint was conducted, from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday (Nov.  17), in the westbound lanes of Avenue J at Genoa Avenue in Lancaster. The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

  • 2 – Arrested for DUI   
  • 2 – Arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive
  • 2 – Arrests for misdemeanor warrants
  • 2 – Arrested for possession of marijuana
  • 23 – Citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license
  •  7 – Citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint
  • 13 – Vehicles stored or impounded
  • 10 – Drivers required to perform field sobriety tests
  • 889 – Vehicles through checkpoint
  • 811 – Vehicles screened
  • 78 – Drivers waived through because of traffic congestion

  25 comments for “Several arrested at Lancaster checkpoint

  1. jabonie
    November 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

    waste of our taxpayers money-complete terry stop violations… wow. all misdemeaner actions [removed] cops. why dont you all bust felons?

    • T-Bone
      November 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Driving is a Privilege not a Right! You don’t like it, don’t drive! If those DUI’s killed a Family Member then what?!

      • Frank Rizzo
        November 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

        We do have a right against unreasonable searches.

        • Uncle Tom
          November 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

          Whats your point? They don’t search you, or your vehicle unless they have a reason to. Being in line at a DUI checkpoint is not a reason. If they suspect DUI, or can see from outside the vehicle something that gives them probable cause to search, then they can justify a search. They can not just randomly pick some person out of the line of car or off the street and do a complete search (pat downs yes, that’s not a search, that’s a pat down, and its a safety issue and not unreasonable.)

          • Frank Rizzo
            November 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

            pat downs are unreasonable, what is this safety issue that you speak of? Just because you want to give up your rights dosnt mean I have to. Sheeps….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • jabonie
        November 20, 2012 at 8:43 am

        what if one of those drivers that was waived through because of conjestion killed your mom,what stupid comment would you say then?HUH? feech

  2. Frank Rizzo
    November 19, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Iam against these checkpoints. This isnt NAZI Germany. This is not the way to perform law enforcement.

    • AV
      November 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Well Frank, the solution is simple. If you don’t like the checkpoint, don’t go through it

      • Frank Rizzo
        November 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        If you try to avoid these checkpoints the police will follow you and pull you over. I dont drink and drive and am not involved in any illegal activities, this is not they way to do community police. More and more we are loosing our rights, for what? a false sense of security? Live free or die!

        • .
          November 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

          You are wrong. As we’ve discussed before, checkpoints MUST be set up at a place, and properly marked, to give people a LEGAL way around them. Now, once you enter the cone pattern, or try making an illegal u-turn, then you betcha, they’ll come after you.

          Those, are the facts.

      • Lame People
        November 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        or go to Germany!!

        • Frank Rizzo
          November 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

          I dont think things are any better there in germany. That place sucks, too cold and the people are lame and annoying. Been there done that threw up in the street.

    • Yo Mama
      November 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Well, Frank, I’m not sure how bright it was to refer to “NAZI Germany” to express your point. And, I’m not sure you get the idea of law ENFORCEMENT! Look at it as a deterrent to drive drunk & not hit you, or someone you love, in the door. That kills people. It’s been proven. Not everyone’s quite as bright as you, Frank, so they need some ENFORCEMENT! Next….

      • Frank Rizzo
        November 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

        These checkpoints are not a deterent to stop people from drinking and driving. People are allways going to do what they want to do with dissregard to other peoples lives. Look at the people who get multiple DUI’s and the judge keeps giving them back their license.

        • Uncle Tom
          November 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

          So then maybe harsher penalties for multiple offenders? Oh..wait, we DO take their licence away, and they just continue to drive. Perhaps talk to your local representatives about other methods of enforcement for multiple offenders instead of just bitching about checkpoints.

          The checkpoints will NOT stop DUI. As you say people will still do what they want. But it MAY give somebody pause, and instead of driving, they may walk, take a cab, call a friend, have a designated, stop drinking earlier to sober up, or just not drink that night. Its a deterrent, like an alarm on a car or house. It won’t stop everybody, but it will make somebody think twice before doing something stupid.

          • Britt
            November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

            Since we’re cutting off the hands of young taggers, how about multiple offense DUI drivers, get in the same line. Too harsh?

      • jabonie
        November 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

        dont forget that most deadly accidents( f***ups) arent caused by drunks, just stupid complacent a-holes that dont know How to operate automobiles–oh sure, you CAN drive, but dont know HOW.

        • LoyalSprintCustomer
          November 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

          That’s right in the above stats. 23 – Citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.
          Drunk or High driving is a big problem here in the AV. Drug use is high among teens in AV and then they drive.

        • Uncle Tom
          November 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

          Leading causes of MVA deaths are speeding, drunk driving, and not wearing a seat belt. Speeding and DUI both take home 1/3 each of all fatalities. So while its not ‘the largest’ cause of death, its tied for first.

  3. Notagain!!!!
    November 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Is it just me or am I just seeing things incorrectly? Everytime I pass through a check point, all I see is white folks ( officers an assistance’s )! Well have to admit it’s great that there keeping our cities safe! Just wished they could do them check points more often,,,,,,,

    • Sylvie
      November 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

      I’m not sure what your message “white folk” infers?

    • Melanie
      November 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

      “Everytime I pass through a check point, all I see is white folks…” -AND????

      Then get off your ass and go volunteer and be part of your community! Stop dissing us white folks because we care about our community!

    • November 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

      @notagain…Not trying to be mean, but also take a look at the picture of the sheriff’s community academy and it was a free class, where you there? If so, good! if not, maybe you should get yourself/friends more involved with your community and do something good…you have only yourselves to blame.

    • Yo Mama
      November 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      This guy’s bright….

  4. Yo Mama
    November 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

    889 drivers, and only 2 drunkards? I think that’s pretty good! The cats charged with doobage possession should go get a card. It’s simple & it covers your ass! Old School don’t cut it anymore….

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