Palmdale DUI checkpoints nets 27 arrests

DUIPALMDALE – Two people were arrested for driving drunk and nearly two dozen other drivers were arrested for various traffic violations during a checkpoint in Palmdale Friday night, authorities said.

The DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on Palmdale Boulevard at 15th Street East.

The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

* 1072 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.

* 1072 drivers screened at the checkpoint.

* Two people arrested for DUI – alcohol.

* Two people arrested for illegal possession of narcotics.

* Eight people arrested for suspended / revoked license violations.

* 15 unlicensed drivers arrested.

* Six vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

* 15 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.

Personnel from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station conducted the checkpoint as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s commitment to public safety. Funding for the operation was 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.

  8 comments for “Palmdale DUI checkpoints nets 27 arrests

  1. ALF
    December 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Nice area! The AV has been in decline for a long time; to bad too as it once was a nice place to raise a young family.

  2. BrendaB
    December 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Wow, only two DUI arrests were made?!? Yet, they impounded 6 cars and arrested 23 individuals who’s license was not there/ suspended/ or revoked! Now, those people were not “impaired” but you still take them to jail for driving w/o license? And wonder why L.A county is having a jail overcrowding problem! That was the whole principle of a DUI CHECKPOINT. I agree with you D it can seem unconstitutional but in a check point the police have a reason to stop you (to check for impaired drivers). If they have enough probable cause they will search your car. I agree with the LASD with getting drunk drivers off the street, but as you can see by the numbers (23-2) drunk drivers are not the only ones targeted.

  3. d
    December 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    The states that a check point should only consist of asking a question and check signs of impairment not /drivers license check point look it up and the AV times should get there fact straight when reporting about this unconstitutional check point.

  4. NRA member
    December 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Ha ha ha, that’s what you get, socialist california! You get highest taxes in the nation, and checkpoints! I am so glad, I am out of cali!

    • Uncle Tom
      December 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Were glad too!

  5. CB
    December 23, 2013 at 7:47 am

    BRAVO…I’m all for getting drunks off the road.

  6. Darius White
    December 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you, Sheriff’s Department! These are the kind of results I get excited to see! Of course, now I am waiting for the whiners to start complaining about the 23 license-related arrests, and the self-proclaimed U.S. and State Constitution experts to add their opinions about how wrong the checkpoint was in the first place. Please keep up the great work, LASD, and don’t let the haters get to you!

    • I agree
      December 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly with what Darius just said…..Keep up the great work, LASD!!
      We need you and appreciate you. Thanks for all you do :)

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