3 busted for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

DUI checkpointLANCASTER – Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and one driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs at a checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of Avenue J, at Genoa Avenue in Lancaster.

The full results of the checkpoint are as follows:

951 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.

10 drivers waived through because of traffic congestion.

941 drivers screened while in their vehicles.

Eight citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.

18 citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint.

12 drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.

Three arrested for DUI (two for alcohol and one for drugs).

One arrested for possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

Six vehicles stored or impounded.

The checkpoint was conducted by deputies from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station using a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(Information via press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)

  2 comments for “3 busted for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

  1. Jamie
    May 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    By law they must make the public aware.

  2. A. Richards
    May 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Yep, the checkpoint was broadcast 2 hours through social media before it was even set up…. At a party Friday night and everyone knew where to avoid…. They need a better tactic…. Maybe a smaller scale set up and move it every hour, or have smaller set ups all over…..

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