No DUI arrests, 14 impounds at Lancaster checkpoint

DUI CheckpointLANCASTER – Deputies administered 17 sobriety tests, but made no DUI arrests at a checkpoint in Lancaster this weekend, authorities said.

The Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 2) to 2 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 3). The checkpoint was supposed to take place at Avenue J and Hanstead Avenue, but an unexpected event caused the checkpoint to be moved to eastbound Avenue I at Date Avenue, according to Deputy Jon White of the Lancaster Sheriff Station.

The results of the Lancaster DUI Checkpoint are as follows:

* 1,034 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.

* 1,034 drivers screened while in their vehicles.

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

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

* 17 drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.

* No arrests for DUI and associated B.A.

* Two arrests for misdemeanor warrants.

* Two arrests for no Ignition Interlock Device.

* One arrest for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.

* 14 vehicles stored or impounded.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided to Lancaster Sheriff Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  11 comments for “No DUI arrests, 14 impounds at Lancaster checkpoint

  1. samuel
    August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    … denote, the ever increasingly propensity, toward Soviet style security checkpoints. You don’t see this happening, in Beverly Hills. Only lower income neighborhoods. The idea is, with these impromptu checkpoints is, to run license plate scanners and eventually upload, to hunter-killer MQ-9 Reaper drones loitering high over our residential enclaves, keeping tabs on our comings and goings, eavesdropping upon our tenderest, most intimate of moments — QED, asj.

  2. AVcares
    August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t care where they are done, :) :)….. just keep doing them and get the scum off the streets….Great job!!

  3. rome
    August 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    They should change the name of the courthouse to “AV Live” because it sees crowds like the Staples Center and this is how they “sell” tickets. Why don’t they ever have a DUI checkpoint on the west side?

    • Thomas
      August 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Avenue I and Date is the westside.

      • rome
        August 5, 2013 at 1:29 am

        That’s funny. You know what I mean.

        • Jay
          August 5, 2013 at 1:39 am

          Because the Cops live in the Westside

    • Jason
      August 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

      30th west and Ave L isnt the west side? They do them at J and 10th as well.

      • Up2here
        August 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

        It is so. Everything west of Division is west.

      • rome
        August 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

        O.K., then let’s say “where the upper caste lives”, does that express the idea any clearer for you?

  4. T-Bone
    August 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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

    That’s a Success in itself!

    • Up2here
      August 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Yeah,I like that but it won’t stop people for long unless they get some jail time.

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