LANCASTER – Deputies administered 16 sobriety tests and issued dozens of citations, but did not arrest anyone for drunk driving at a Lancaster Sheriff’s Station sobriety checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The operation was conducted from 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30 to 2 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 in the southbound lanes of Sierra Highway at Avenue L-4 in Lancaster.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
* 906 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
* 30 drivers waived through because of traffic congestion.
* 876 drivers screened while in their vehicles.
* 26 citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.
* 11 citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint.
* 16 drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.
* No arrests for DUI and associated B.A.
* Two arrests for misdemeanor warrants.
* One arrest for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.
* One arrest for possession of a deadly weapon.
* 14 vehicles stored or impounded.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.