Palmdale DUI checkpoint nets 7 arrests

DUIPALMDALE – One person was arrested for driving drunk, three people were arrested for driving with suspended licenses, and three unlicensed drivers were arrested at a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint in Palmdale this past Friday (Feb. 7).

The operation was conducted from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on 10th Street West at Technology Drive in Palmdale.

The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

* 1269 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.

* 1269 drivers checked at the checkpoint.

* One DUI – alcohol suspect arrested.

* Three suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.

* Three unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.

* Three vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

* Three vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the State of California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) thru the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

  13 comments for “Palmdale DUI checkpoint nets 7 arrests

  1. Some Guy
    February 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    So how many DUI arrests were made this weekend by normal patrols, or targeted patrols, instead of checkpoints?

  2. Oscar Mejia
    February 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

    My family has had to suffer do to the selfish act of a DUI driver. As a results, my wife is disabled with an amputation since the age of 18. She is very strong, but the loser DUI person did 5 years and went about his business and return to his regular life. MY wife has to fight though pain, emotions, and regrets EVERY DAY due to the action of another person she trusted with her life.

    Oscar Mejia B.S., M.S.
    Councilman Candidate for 8 April 2014 Elections

  3. misha
    February 9, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I came very, very close to losing my life to a drunk driver many years ago when there weren’t the kind of laws we have now. I personally am extremely thankful for the checkpoints. BTW, I’m a bartender. A RESPONSIBLE one.

  4. Pop
    February 9, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Undisclosed location ?” Aren’t all check points supposed to be public information ? Or it’s considered ” entrapment ? What makes av so special that it doesn’t have to post all check points line everyone else ?

    • Irena
      February 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

      They do not have to provide the exact location prior to the planned checkpoint. Only a general vicinity.

      There is nothing anywhere that says that the information must be easy to find.

  5. Don'tHate
    February 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Todd, The state paid for it, the deputies work it on overtime and it didn’t use any cars that were already out there. Plus 1 out of 1269 is pretty good unless you think everyone is drunk.

  6. tommy
    February 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I agree, if one person was stopped from driving drunk then it was worth it.

  7. James Todd
    February 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    WHAT A WASTE of time, money and resources! One DUI arrest out of 1269 cars. Could these deputies not be better served doing different crime suppression activities.

    Really? One arrest. WOW! Great job LASO.

    • Good Job LASD
      February 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      If that one arrest prevented injuries or fatalaties, then it was worth it!

    • dumbandblind
      February 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      If they positioned their checkpoint right by the exit of any bar/drinking establishment then more DUI’s could have been made. Simple.

    • 10dog
      February 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Was that you who got arrested?

    • Irena
      February 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

      And what about the other arrest for suspended or revoked license? or the unlicensed drivers out there? They pose a threat as well.

    • Jane Doe
      February 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      This is for James Todd…..One drunk driver on our streets is one drunk too many. Also, the three that were driving on suspended licenses were probably arrested prior for DUI hence their licences being suspended. My 17 year old daughter was hit by a drunk driver on that same street in front of Target on Christmas Day two years ago.

      I noticed that you referred to the Sheriff’s Department as LASO which is an “old school” term used by those with close ties to LASD. Were you a LASD academy reject and that’s why you are so angry and hating on them? Just saying…..

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