LANCASTER – A DUI checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night yielded one arrest for driving under the influence of drugs and 23 arrests for various other violations, authorities said.
Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday on Avenue I at Date Avenue.
The results from the checkpoint are as follows:
* 960 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 960 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* 13 drivers were given field sobriety tests.
* 1 driver was arrested for DUI/drugs.
* 12 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* 8 suspended license drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* 3 vehicle owners were arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive and sent to court.
* 2 vehicles were stored for one day.
* 8 vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* 10 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Lancaster.