LANCASTER – A 43-year-old Lancaster woman who admitted to being drunk while driving and wept as she was handcuffed was one of two drivers arrested for DUI at a the sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in Lancaster on Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Maria Theresa Ayala was arrested around 12:01 a.m. for misdemeanor driving under the influence and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $5,000 bail.
The checkpoint location was eastbound Avenue K at Elm Street and took place from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Other results of the checkpoint are as follows:
* 1,313 vehicles driven through the checkpoint.
* 211 drivers waived through because of traffic congestion.
* 1,102 drivers screened while in their vehicles.
* 32 citations/arrests for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license.
* 17 vehicles stored or impounded.
* 27 citations issued for miscellaneous traffic violations in and around the checkpoint.
* Eight drivers required to perform field sobriety tests.
* One arrest for allowing unlicensed driver to drive.
* Three arrests for misdemeanor warrants.
* One arrest for false impersonation of another.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided to Lancaster Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
(Information via press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.)