DUI checkpoints in Palmdale, Lancaster this Friday

DUI CheckpointPALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint this Friday (Dec. 20) in the city of Palmdale, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

There will also be a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster on that same date and time.

During both checkpoints, 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.

In 2011, nearly 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Funding for the 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.

  9 comments for “DUI checkpoints in Palmdale, Lancaster this Friday

  1. December 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    “Deputies will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.”

    Papers please. Just like anywhere else where you need permission to travel.

    Papers please.

  2. seniorcitizen
    December 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    New Years Eve party at Mango Tango. I’m just sayin….

    • carla
      December 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

      they need to close the place down why cause it nothing but trouble the they had a murder there and the gangs so please close it down because we dont need anymore trouble..

      • seniorcitizen
        December 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        Yeah but….. it will be a guaranteed location with a ton of probable cause arrests for sure. Lots of drinking, drugs, weapons and gangstas.

  3. Sam
    December 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Get a job you bums!

    • Jay
      December 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Give me one then!!!

      • Bob
        December 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

        Right on Jay!! “Give me one”. The key word is “give”. You and your Bros are part of the new American mind set….give me…..give me……. Thank God for Obama where bums like you can be GIVEN EVERYTHING!

  4. JJJ
    December 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the warning. I will do all my drinking on Saturday.

    • Hmm....
      December 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      I think I will do all MY drinking at HOME.

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