LANCASTER – Nearly three dozen people were arrested, including two for driving under the influence, at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted at Avenue I and 3rd Street East, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
According to Politano, the results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 704 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
- 704 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
- One DUI – drug (marijuana) suspect was arrested.
- One DUI – alcohol suspect was arrested.
- 19 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
- Seven suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.
- Three suspects were arrested for warrants.
- Three suspects were arrested and sent to court for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle.
- One suspect was arrested for failing to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) as required.
- One suspect was cited for possession of an open container of alcohol.
- Four suspects were cited for driver’s license related infractions.
- 10 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 year as part of its commitment to lowering deaths and injuries on 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.