PALMDALE – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and one citation was issued at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities announced Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail conducted the checkpoint at Avenue J and 10th Street West, between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 1188 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
- 1101 vehicles were screened at the checkpoint.
- One DUI-alcohol suspect was arrested.
- One citation was issued.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting additional DUI/driver’s license checkpoints in Lancaster throughout the year as part of an ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon streets and highways.
The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
10 comments for "1 arrested for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint"
Tim Something says
Wow, 1200 stops and 1 arrest. How many tax payer OT hours went into this?
These checkpoints need to be more cost effective. Set them up at the Lancaster booze events. They’ll rake in the dough. AV Booze Fair, Streets of Lancaster Booze, Field of Booze, Celebrate America With Booze, BOOzelvard, Bex, and wherever Rex is promoting the sale of unregulated booze. The skys the limit! Drink up! Booze, booze, and more BOOZE! One of these days Xavier is going to earn his paycheck and do something about all this booze, booze, and more BOOZE!
Nothing actually. The funds come from special grants and other money set aside specifically for this. I am not sure about around here, but many police and sheriff department donate their time as well.
Tim Scott says
The grants are federal grants…in other words, taxpayer funded. They are INTENDED to reduce drunk driving, but in practice they are used to fund these checkpoints because the checkpoint usually produces numerous citations for paperwork issues that mean fines that pay into the local general funds. In short, the checkpoint turns a big pile of federal dollars that can only be used for particular things into a small pile of dollars the local government can use for anything.
Yup. Grants are taxpayer funded. Like the grants Rex and Marv are using to buy those overpriced BYD busses for AVTA. Once the grants dry up the local taxpayer will be stuck with the bill. But they’re ‘green’ you say. Yup. They are green. Green for BYD and its partners. They don’t themselves have emissions, but when they’re being charged at night when they’re not running, it’s oil, coal and natural gas supplying the electricity.
Too bad Marv and Rex are more concerned about BYD than the taxpayer, and the environment for that matter. Natural gas busses are pretty darn clean.
Shane Falco says
Kinda like federal dollars coming in to sacramento, and being used for illegals and townhomes.
Just Saying says
The local government you refer to is the County of Los Angeles. Lancaster may slowly grapple a little of that money back, but not directly from the county courthouse.
Tim Scott says
No grappling required. The distribution between state, county, and city on collected fines is already determined. Probably does take time, though, I would guess.
The leadership in Lancaster is inept in “grappling” money from the County. They rule by bullying and intimidation. It works well in a hick town like Lancaster, but when you leave Rexville and go other places that aren’t controlled by fear and the retribution of a disturbed megalomaniac, they laugh at the backwoods good old boy ways. Badmouthing the County does not good, and chronic whiners Rex and Marv come home empty handed time and time again.
Tim Scott says
That’s because the local population is more concerned with thumbing their noses at democrats than they are with being effectively represented. Just like at the state level, we have been committed on the board of supervisors by a republican who has NO say in anything. The democrat majority makes decisions, and he either screams, or cries, or begs for crumbs.
While they aren’t just ham fistedly denying the fifth district our rights, they sure can’t be expected to put us first…and we insist on sending someone to speak for us that is obviously never going to be listened to.