LANCASTER – One person was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and two dozen people were arrested for various other violations at a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Avenue K at Elm Avenue as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s commitment to public safety.
The results from the checkpoint are as follows:
- 1,099 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
- 962 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
- 1 DUI – drug suspect was arrested.
- 17 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
- 7 suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.
- 2 vehicles were stored for one day.
- 7 vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
- 15 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in city of Lancaster. 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. 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.