PALMDALE – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 11 unlicensed drivers were arrested at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale last week, authorities said.
Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, on Palmdale Boulevard at 17th Street East.
The results from the checkpoint are as follows:
* 991 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 991 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* 11 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* Eight 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 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.