No DUI arrests at Palmdale checkpoint

DUI checkpointPALMDALE – There were no drunken drivers arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Palmdale Saturday night, but several drivers were busted for various other violations, authorities announced.

The operation was conducted by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station in the southbound lanes of 47th Street East (State Route 138), between Avenue R-8 and Avenue S. The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 to 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 2.

The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

1295 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.

1273 vehicles were screened.

Six vehicles were impounded.

No vehicles were stored.

Two DUI tests were performed.

No DUI arrests were made.

One narcotics arrest was made.

Six drivers were cited for suspended license violations.

Eight drivers were cited for unlicensed driver violations.

Eight unlicensed drivers’ vehicles were released.

There were five other violations.

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

  5 comments for “No DUI arrests at Palmdale checkpoint

  1. Uncle Tom
    June 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I’m sorry to say I actually know two people who spoke up about it on facebook. Instead of warning people about the checkpoint, how about telling them to stop f’n driving when they shouldn’t! You want to drink, or get high, or do other stupid ish, I could not give a F, but as soon as your BS start putting other peoples lives or property as risk, then you crossed the line.

    I guess some people just want to have somebody they know injured or killed by one of the following: an intoxicated, an unlicensed, or perhaps just somebody who has not been burdened by an overabundance of smarts. Do the rest of us a favor, get drunk and drive off a cliff. Oh, but then LASD, LACFD, CHP and who know who else might have to respond and get paid to investigate and rescue them. I guess first responders can just stay home and not get paid, or go do something more important. Works for me.

    • Yo Mama
      June 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      That’s what I’m talkin about, Unc!

  2. Yo Mama
    June 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    There’s a whole bunch of money thrown at what? A BIG FAT NOTHING….AGAIN!!

    They should just walk around the Sheriff’s Dept. there in Palmpton, and start handin out bonuses with that jack. I don’t see a difference….Get a bonus standing on 47th, or standing at the station. BONUSES ALL AROUND!! Ya don’t have to do anything! Just show up!!

    I chose the wrong career!!

  3. A. Richards
    June 3, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Of course not, social media warned where to avoid….

    • B
      June 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

      They have to let people know by law there is a check point. But I use social media like crazy, I didnt know where the check point was. I actually didn’t care. I have nothing to hide.

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