LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster this Friday, Sept. 8, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The checkpoint will be conducted at the site where a fatal two-vehicle collision occurred in Lancaster last September, sheriff’s officials said in the news release.
“One of the drivers was intoxicated on alcohol while driving his vehicle. Because of the collision, a passenger from the other vehicle lost her life,” the news release states.
“This checkpoint is a memorial for the person who lost their life during this collision. Our goal is to spread education about the dangers of drinking and driving,” the news release states.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check 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 the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for this operation 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.