LANCASTER/PALMDALE – A sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in Lancaster Friday night (Feb. 15) netted three DUI arrests. One of those arrests was for felony DUI because it was the driver’s fourth DUI arrest within 10 years, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of West Avenue J, at Genoa Avenue in Lancaster.
The results of that DUI checkpoint are as follows.
- 935 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
- No drivers waived through because of traffic congestion.
- 935 drivers screened while in their vehicles.
- 18 citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.
- 26 citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint.
- Nine drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.
- Three arrests for DUI and associated blood alcohol (One was a felony DUI- 4th DUI arrest within 10 years)
- Three arrests for allowing unlicensed driver to drive.
- Three arrests for misdemeanor warrants.
- 14 vehicles stored or impounded.
No DUI arrests at Palmdale checkpoint
The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station also conducted a DUI Checkpoint Friday night (Feb. 15). The operation was conducted from 7 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of 10th Street West, between Technology Drive and Palmdale Boulevard. The results of that checkpoint are as follows:
- 1184 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
- 1184 vehicles screened.
- Two vehicles impounded.
- Three vehicles stored.
- No DUI tests performed.
- No DUI arrests.
- One narcotics arrest.
- Two suspended license violations.
- Three unlicensed driver violations.
- Seven other violations.
- Two unlicensed drivers’ vehicles released.
Both checkpoints were funded by grants from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety.
(Information via press released from the Lancaster and Palmdale Sheriff’s Stations.)