LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested for drunken driving and 11 people were arrested for various other violations during an overnight driver’s license/sobriety checkpoint in Lancaster, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted on Avenue J at Genoa Avenue from 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, to 2 a.m. Saturday, May 30.
The checkpoint results are as follows:
* 914 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 894 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* One DUI – alcohol suspect was arrested.
* One driver was arrested for possession of narcotics.
* Five unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* One suspect was arrested and sent to court for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle.
* Four suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* One driver was cited for possession of an open container of alcohol.
* One vehicle was stored for one day.
* Three vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* Five 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.