570 stopped, two arrested at Palmdale DUI checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Friday night (Dec. 14) in the west bound lanes of Avenue R, between 35th and 40th Street East, between the hours of 7 pm and 1 am.  The results of the DUI checkpoint are as follows:

* 634 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.

* 570 vehicles were screened.

* No vehicles impounded.

* Two vehicles stored.

* Three DUI tests performed

* One DUI arrest.

* One narcotics arrest.

* No warrant arrests.

* No suspended license violations.

* 13 unlicensed driver violations.

* 12 unlicensed drivers’ vehicles released.

The DUI checkpoint was funded by a grant from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) thru the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

  33 comments for “570 stopped, two arrested at Palmdale DUI checkpoint

  1. Wylda Rose
    December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I was a bartender for nearly 20 years. I was unfortunate enough to have to drive home between 2 and 3 a.m. I have had 3 cars totaled and been in the hospital twice with life threatening injuries because of drunk drivers. I don’t drink so the irony is not lost on me that I was a bartender…it was a job. I personally think checkpoints are a good thing and checking papers is not NAZI, it’s common sense. If you’re legal, then what’s the problem? Driving should be considered a privilege that needs to be earned, not a right to be given.

  2. Anna
    December 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Well I for one am glad they have these check points. Perhaps if they would have stopped the idiot from murdering that little 2 year old girl she would be enjoying Christmas with her family instead of being buried…If you don’t have the proper papers to drive a dangerous vehicle, then don’t…so you want illegal people to get the proper papers to make them legal?? that’s like going into a store stealing merchandise then when caught asking to apply for credit to buy the stolen items…NO doesn’t work that way…

  3. The Anti-REX
    December 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Show us your papers! Nazi Germany do you remember? They will keep doing this more and more so that it becomes the norm. Some day you will probably need to show your papers just to go shopping. Maybe they will even start door to door checks in neighborhoods.
    Wake up people and read the Bill of Rights!

    Amendment IV

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    • Frank Rizzo
      December 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

      The state of CA does not care about your rights.

    • tim
      December 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

      There is nothing wrong with a dui checkpoint that is one of the things that helps keep us safe.as far as papers go yes everyone should have identifaction on their person its the law,otherwise how would u find crimanals??if you are abiding by the law u have nothing to fear.i saw at least 5 drunkin illegal immagrants on my way to la this weekend,i should have called hiway partol on them as they were swirwing all over the freeway they might have killed somebody as a result of my negligince of not calling.

      • December 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

        The more check points the better…

    • Palmdale_Steve
      December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am


      US Supreme Court, 1990; Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz


      California Supreme Court (Ingersoll v. Palmer (43 Cal.3d 1321 (1987))

      Those that pretend that the US Constitution and our “rights” have no limits are ether silly, dense or pretending. Which are you?

      • Nancy P
        December 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        Mostly silly and sometimes dense.

      • Thomas
        December 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Steve both cases find that checkpoints are legal as long as certain steps are followed. After driving through a Sheriffs checkpoint I saw all these steps in place. Before you refer cases please read them.

    • Bruce
      December 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

      My neighbor got arrested in Lancasters checkpoint last night. It is his third dui. Way to go Lasd

  4. Yoyoha
    December 16, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Semms like an incredible waste of time, money and manpower for two arrests. How many people were robbed, raped, mugged, shot, stabbed during this eight hour shift? Seems to me ‘dui checkpoint’ time would be the best time to.be a criminal. The only thing is, DUI’s are profitable for the county and state. The many other more serious and immediate crimes cost.

  5. Palmdale_Steve
    December 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I really wonder why 13 unlicensed drivers were identified and zero cars were impounded. Any bets on how many of the 13 unlicensed were also illegal aliens?

    • Forewarned
      December 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Palmdale Steve, I believe you absolutely correct in your assessment. The Dims in Sacramento passed this crazy legislation.
      AB 353 was signed into law Jan 1, 2012. It does away with the mandatory 30-day impound period, if “the driver’s only offense is, among other offenses, the failure to hold a valid driver’s license.” Instead, a police officer must release the car to its registered owner, if a licensed driver, or a named representative. Welcome to Crazyville California!

      • Valerie
        December 16, 2012 at 4:45 am

        Forewarned its always been the law to release the vehicle to a license driver or park the car legally and someone has 72 hours to get the car.

        • Frank Rizzo
          December 16, 2012 at 8:21 am

          No it hasnt.

    • Stinger
      December 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Gee, P_S, so now you’re assuming that these people without licenses simply must have been illegal aliens and second guessing the Deputies as if you know better than they do? Sounds pretty arrogant, to me.

      I have no doubt that if the Sheriff’s Deputies felt that these people were any significant risk that the vehicles involved would have been impounded near instantly. I guess your stated support of our deputies and trust in their professional judgment isn’t quite as deep as you’ve stated, is it?

      • Valerie
        December 16, 2012 at 4:51 am

        Stinger come on now there is no trust with the deputies in palmdale i dont know about these nu ones but they had some major asshole raciast [removed] when they get mad 5 cars on a bike yeah that was back in 06 im sure they are around still somewhere in the av

        • Frank Rizzo
          December 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

          Who is the racist valerie, you better check yourself.

      • Palmdale_Steve
        December 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

        Yes Stinger I am assuming that at least 90 percent of those stopped with no divers license were illegal aliens. In today’s world very few people go out and about without driving a car without a drivers license, and probably had no proof of insurance or valid registration in their names. As to second guessing Deputies, well LASO does have a command structure and Deputies do what they are told to do by higher ups.

        I would guess that individual Deputies would have liked to impound every car that was being driven by individuals without a divers license as a matter of fact. But the reality of Lee Bacca having issued orders on the matter puts individual Deputies into a choice situation; follow orders or be punished.

        The law, you know those silly things that govern society, requires three things to drive a car; a divers license, valid registration and proof of insurance. If anyone is stopped and does not have these items, then under the law they do not have the right to drive on we the people’s roads.

        • Forward
          December 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

          “… If anyone is stopped and does not have these items, then under the law they do not have the right to drive on we the people’s roads”.

          Yet you continue your constant drumbeat of denying those without a driver’s license, and all those documents you deem holy any legal ACCESS to get these documents, even though they are living in our community, buying goods and services & paying local, state, and some Federal taxes.

          Seems awfully easy, and lazy to continue this fake malice against one ethnic group, with blanket accusations that they are the one’s who were cited, did not have proper documentation — heralding your vigilantism as a badge of honor and implying that only “True Americans” have the legal right to drive on our our highways.

          Your attitude sounds similar to such attacks on migrants that is going on now in Europe: for example, Golden Dawn in Greece. Are you citing similar propaganda from these far-right groups who wish to push citizen against citizen to accomplish their goals of total domination and oppression?

          It would be quite simple to allow those to whom you despise the opportunity to apply for legal documents stating their status, so they could ‘legally’ drive on our highways. But no, like Romney, you subscribe to the mean-spirited passive-aggressive solution to make them so miserable “they’ll self-deport”.

          Like the Trail of Tears?

          How original.

          • Palmdale_Steve
            December 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

            One ethnic group…hmmm I didn’t know that Canadians, or Chinese, or Englishmen or Obama’s Uncle who had overstayed their visas were exempt from having to show the magic three.

            Glad to know that only brown skinned illegal aliens are free to ignore the law.

            Illegal alien is anyone who is in our country without legal permission, pretty simple standard.

          • Palmdale_Steve
            December 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

            Oh one more thing Forward.

            Can you please supply your address and times you won’t be home? I’m planning an income redistribution event at your house, giving away your possessions to illegal aliens because we want them to feel like they are real Americans and the laws don’t apply to them.

          • Forward
            December 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

            You can’t address your prejudices, can you — which are your Party’s total refusal for immigrants to lawfully acquire documentation.

            You’d rather whine and complain, than address the problem, come up with a logical solution that would benefit all — and move on.

          • Forward
            December 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

            ” … I’m planning an income redistribution event at your house, giving away your possessions to illegal aliens…”

            You mean you’re sending over your gardener? Yes, I could use some help raking leaves.

          • Palmdale_Steve
            December 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

            Sorry Forward, Svein the Swedish Gardener don’t like goods that have the stench of Liberal clap trap and flop sweat on them.

          • Forward
            December 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

            @P’oS: Your veiled threats of fear are quite amusing.

            Merry Kristmas!

        • Palmdale_Steve
          December 16, 2012 at 11:15 am


          So you’re a racist too, ignoring Kwanzaa and Hanukkah too in your holiday greetings, today’s the last day of Hanukkah by the way.

          הנרות הללו אנחנו מדליקים על הנסים ועל הנפלאות ועל התשואות ועל המלחמות שעשית לאבותינו בימים ההם, בזמן הזה על ידי כהניך הקדושים. וכל שמונת ימי חנוכה הנרות הללו קודש הם, ואין לנו רשות להשתמש בהם אלא להאיר אותם בלבד כדי להודות ולהלל לשמך הגדול על נסיך ועל נפלאותיך ועל ישואותיך.

          • William
            December 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

            @Palmdale_Steve. I see you are celebrating Festivus by airing your grievances early this year.

          • Palmdale_Steve
            December 16, 2012 at 11:53 am


            Do you know if there’s a Festivus pole lot up here in the AV? Perhaps one jointly sponsored by Lancaster Baptist and the Donks of the High Desert?

            Maybe a Festivus parade down the new and improved Lancaster Blvd, with Grand Marshal Deputy Dog Smith?

          • William
            December 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

            @Palmdale_Steve. I’m ready for the ‘Feats Of Strength’ as I just did a pushup this morning.

          • Stinger
            December 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

            P_S, you need to work on your Yiddish. Shalom.

  6. Concered
    December 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    One less potential killer out there. Might not see this as a priory with law enforcement, but if one life was saved.

  7. dumbandblind
    December 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Great Job! Hope more get busted.

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