PALMDALE – The Sheriff Department’s Palmdale Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale on Friday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for the 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.
CHP sobriety and license checkpoint Saturday
On Saturday, July 19, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in the Antelope Valley. The exact location will be announced at a later date and time.
The checkpoint will be staffed by uniformed officers from the CHP who are trained in detecting alcohol and drug impaired drivers and members of the Antelope Valley CHP senior volunteer program for administrative duties. Officers will also be equipped with hand held, blood alcohol testing devices, which provide an accurate indication of alcoholic beverage consumption.
Traffic permitting, all drivers will be screened as they pass through the checkpoint. Drivers who have been drinking, or who exhibit signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, will be detained for further evaluation and field testing. Drivers who are determined to be under the influence will be arrested and their vehicles towed away. Any suspended or unlicensed driver passing through the checkpoint will be cited and their vehicles may be impounded.