LANCASTER – Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving this past Saturday at a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint conducted by the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The operation was conducted from 6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) to 2 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) in the east bound lanes of Avenue I at Date Avenue in Lancaster.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
* 865 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
* 865 drivers screened at the checkpoint.
* Two people arrested for DUI – alcohol.
* One person arrested for knowingly allowing an unlicensed driver to drive, 14604(a) CVC.
* Three arrested for misdemeanor traffic warrants.
* Four suspended /revoked license violations.
* 14 unlicensed driver violations.
* Four vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* Three vehicles were stored for one day.
* 11 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
Lancaster DUI checkpoint set for Dec. 20
There will be another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in Lancaster on Friday, Dec. 20 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Deputies will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.