LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and 10 others were arrested for license violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station conducted the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10th Street West and Avenue K, according to Sergeant David Jennings.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 851 vehicles were screened at the checkpoint.
- No DUI-alcohol suspects were arrested.
- One DUI-drug impaired suspect was arrested.
- No suspects were arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales).
- No suspects were arrested on other criminal charges.
- 10 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked.
- Four vehicles were impounded, one was stored, and five were released according to checkpoint 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.