PALMDALE – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 12 drivers were arrested for license violations and another was arrested for not having an ignition interlock device at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale this past weekend, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station conducted the checkpoint at 17th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday, March 25, and 2 a.m. Saturday, March 26, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 1183 drivers were screened at the checkpoint.
- One driver was arrested for not having an ignition interlock device.
- 12 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle without a license or for driving with a suspended/revoked license.
- Seven 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.