LANCASTER – An overnight driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint in Lancaster that ended Saturday netted nearly two dozen arrests.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Avenue K near Elm Avenue, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
According to Politano, the checkpoint results are as follows:
* 1180 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 1061 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* Eight field sobriety tests were administered.
* 10 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* Seven suspended/revoked drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* One suspect was arrested for a DUI warrant.
* Two drivers were arrested and sent to court for driving on the wrong side of a divided highway.
* Two drivers were cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
* Three vehicles were stored for one day.
* Seven vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* 10 Vehicle 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.