LANCASTER – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but more than two dozen drivers were arrested for various other violations at a DUI checkpoint in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station conducted the checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Avenue K near Elm Avenue, authorities said.
The results of the Lancaster checkpoint are as follows:
* 1000 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 964 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* 19 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* 7 suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* 2 suspects were arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive a vehicle they own.
* 1 suspect was arrested for a warrant.
* 7 vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* 3 vehicles were stored for one day.
* 17 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the upcoming year as part of an ongoing commitment to lowering traffic-related deaths and injuries.
Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.