LANCASTER – Two dozen people were arrested for various offenses, including identity theft, driving on a suspended license and driving without an Ignition Interlock Device at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted at Avenue J and 25th Street East from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
According to Politano, the results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 627 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
- 627 drivers were checked at the checkpoint.
- Nine field sobriety tests were administered; no one was determined to be under the influence.
- 10 unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court.
- 11 drivers were arrested and sent to court for driving on a suspended license.
- One driver was arrested and sent to court for driving a vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
- Nine vehicles were impounded for 30 days.
- One vehicle was stored.
- 11 vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures.
- One suspect was arrested for a warrant.
- One suspect was arrested and booked for identity theft and possession of a fake ID.
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 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.