LANCASTER – Two people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and dozens more people were arrested for various other violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Saturday night and early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Dec. 20 to 2 a.m. Dec. 21 on Avenue I at 3rd Street East.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
* 594 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 579 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* 2 suspects were arrested for DUI (alcohol).
* 12 drivers were given field sobriety tests.
* 29 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* 3 suspects were arrested for allowing unlicensed drivers to drive their vehicles.
* 11 drivers with suspended/revoked driver’s licenses were arrested and sent to court.
* 3 drivers were arrested for felony warrants.
* 4 drivers were arrested for misdemeanor warrants.
* 8 vehicles were stored for one day.
* 13 vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* 19 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 deaths and injuries upon streets and highways.
Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.