LANCASTER – Eleven field sobriety tests were administered but no one was arrested 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 L and 27th Street West between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, and 2 a.m. Saturday, July 11, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
According to Politano, the results from the checkpoint are as follows:
* 1304 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
* 1244 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
* Eight suspended drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* Eight unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
* One suspect was arrested for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle.
* Eight vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
* One vehicle was stored for one day.
* Seven vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
* 11 field sobriety tests were given.
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.