PALMDALE – A 67-year-old man who submitted to field sobriety and breathalyzer tests was the only driver arrested for drunken driving during a DUI Checkpoint in Palmdale Friday night and early Saturday morning.
David Bennett was arrested for misdemeanor driving under influence around 12:40 a.m. and booked at Palmdale Sheriff’s Station on $5,000 bail. He was released about nine hours later after posting bond.
The Palmdale DUI Checkpoint was located in the east bound lanes of Avenue S, between the intersections of 20th Street East and 25th Street East. The operation was conducted from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Other results from the Palmdale DUI Checkpoint are as follows:
* 1,890 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
* 1,828 vehicles screened.
* Five vehicles impounded.
* No vehicles stored.
* Six DUI tests performed.
* Seven suspended license violations.
* Six unlicensed driver violations.
* Five other violations.
* Six unlicensed drivers’ vehicles released
One DUI arrest at Lancaster Checkpoint
Deputies from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station also made one DUI arrest during a checkpoint within Lancaster city limits Friday night and early Saturday morning. The checkpoint location was eastbound Avenue K at Elm Avenue and was conducted between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
The results of the Lancaster DUI checkpoint are as follows:
* 1,349 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
* 319 drivers waived through because of traffic congestion.
* 1,030 drivers screened while in their vehicles.
* 26 citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.
* Six citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint.
* 12 drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.
* One arrest for DUI and associated B.A. (Alcohol)
* Three arrests for misdemeanor warrants.
* One arrest for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.
* Two arrests for failure to have Ignition Interlock Device in vehicle.
* 17 vehicles stored or impounded.
Funding for the Lancaster checkpoint was provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Palmdale checkpoint was funded by a grant from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) thru the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.