4 impounds, 1 DUI arrest at Palmdale checkpoint

This young driver’s vehicle was towed away from the scene of the DUI checkpoint in Palmdale Friday night. The man left the checkpoint on foot.

This young driver’s car was towed away from the scene of the DUI checkpoint in Palmdale Friday night. The man left the checkpoint on foot. (Photo by NOE VILLEGAS)

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Friday night and early Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Avenue S, between 37th Street East and 40th Street East.

The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

* 1259 driven vehicles through checkpoint.

* 1259 vehicles screened.

* One vehicle stored.

* Four vehicles impounded.

* Four DUI tests performed.

* One DUI arrest.

* Four suspended license violations.

* Three unlicensed driver violations.

* Two other violations.

* Three 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.

  11 comments for “4 impounds, 1 DUI arrest at Palmdale checkpoint

  1. Censored
    March 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I wish they would put this much effort into enforcing jaywalking laws. Maybe that would help deter people from walking out into the street and getting hit by cars.

  2. Mark
    March 26, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I think these check points would yield a higher number of DUI’S if they were conducted un-anounced. they are given plenty of warning that they will take place.

    • Yo Mama
      March 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I think you’d be amazed at the amount of drivers that don’t get the memo. Beside the fact that it would be deemed unconstitutional.

  3. Thomas
    March 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Another person that has no idea what they are talking about. A plumber averages 75 dollars an hour. A deputy on overtime makes on average 50 dollars an hour. If one drunk is taken off the road it is worth it. I am sorry you would prefer the state dump more money into social assistance programs rather than protect the residents of the AV. Btw my brother is a plumber and makes $130 an hour on overtime.

    • Yo Mama
      March 27, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Yeah, and another genius who can’t read between the lines. You just outted yourself to the entire community, Bright Guy.

      • Thomas
        March 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

        The fact that I can do research and look at the county website is no great accomplishment. I’m an analyst by trade so when you make bogus statements regarding verifiable things I will check the numbers. Exposing people to your ignorance discredits your statements.

        • Yo Mama
          March 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

          Wow. You prolly lift with your knees, not your back. Do you wear goggles when you fire up the ‘ol BBQ? Elbow pads when you ride your bike, Bud? Drive the speed limit do ya? Do you make sure to use the safety guard on your chop saw? Do you use turn signals AND hand signals? Do you plug your ears when the ambulance siren drives by? Do you eat a salad for breakfast? Have a hard hat on as we speak?

          You liberals are a little too stuffy, Bro….

          • Thomas
            March 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm

            I am really sorry you had a bad experience when you were arrested. Your dislike of the dui checkpoint must come from experience. I hope you can move past it.

  4. Yo Mama
    March 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Over 1250 drivers screened, one DUI? There’s a win-win. We, as drivers, see a pretty good average of how many drunkards are on the road during critical hours. And, these badges make more in one shift of OT than a plumber makes in two weeks. So many thanks to the state’s OTS for the knowledge, and the gifts. Whichever applies to you.

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