LANCASTER — A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Lancaster this past weekend netted 21 arrests, including three arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Avenue J and Hansted Avenue, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the Lancaster checkpoint are as follows:
- 858 vehicles screened.
- Three DUI-alcohol suspects arrested.
- Three arrested on other criminal charges.
- 15 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked.
- 24 citations issued.
Palmdale checkpoint results
Meanwhile, a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale netted 18 arrests, authorities said.
That checkpoint was conducted from 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, to Saturday, July 22, at 10th Street West at Avenue N, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the Palmdale checkpoint are as follows:
- 1186 vehicles screened.
- One DUI-drug (marijuana) impaired suspect arrested.
- 12 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked.
- Two drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device.
- Three persons cited/arrested for allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.
- Six vehicles released per DUI/CDL checkpoint release procedures.
These checkpoints were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
21 comments for "21 arrested at Lancaster DUI checkpoint, 18 arrested at Palmdale checkpoint"
… living the high life off the fat of the land, laughing it up to themselves leaning on our Founding Fathers’ 4th amendment guarantee, LASD and the local courts profit, handsomely
Greedy-stingy LASD officers, itchy trigger fingers, beady little dollar signs in their eyes, reaching out making yet another grab, for the traffic ticket revenue.
Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), was a United States Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of police sobriety checkpoints. By a vote of 6-3, the Court held that these checkpoints met the Fourth Amendment standard of “reasonable search and seizure.”
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Thank you LASD/CHP for these checks
I’m with thanks officers. I am a DUI survivor of a crash as a result of a drunk driver. I have suffered from my injuries since 1984. People who are not victims don’t understand the trauma, mentally or physical that is imposed against us upon our will ! We are the ones who carry the brunt of DUI’S actions through trauma, injuries, rehab, court system., and through the years learning to live with the results of our injuries…….may I add CAUSED BY YOU ! You need more than being arrested, you need am eye foe an eye !!!!!!!
Ex AV says
You sure you weren’t the driver?
… given, an average US$500 per subject, multiplied by the quantity, 42 subjects profiled and singled-out at the Lancaster surveillance checkpoint plus another 24 subjects singled-out at the Palmdale surveillance checkpoint, we can estimate the Michael D. Antonovich Superior court on Avenue M will subsequently net a cash revenue windfall, roughly US$33 thousand in traffic ticket revenue to line its pockets, courtesy of of opportunistic behavior on the part of their bestest little buddies, the LASD, infringing upon our 4th amendment privilege –
thanks officers! says
You honestly don’t see the positive of arresting people who have previous DUI’s and are required to have an interlocking device? Or those that have suspended or revoked licenses… they probably have no insurance either. YOU are a nut case. I, and many other people appreciate the police getting these POS offenders off our roadways.
BTW, you should learn the difference between rights & privileges.
F _ _ k AV says
The real nut cases, and most dangerous, are people who blindly follow and obey without question, under the illusion of security.
F _ _ k AV says
The Mikey D. Antonovich courthouse has the highest conviction rate of any court in L.A. County. The Antelope Valley has nothing else going for it. This is how they generate revenue. This is the AV version of the mafia extortion racket. $$$$$
Shane Falco says
The issue with your statement is that it originated in LA County Jail, so we can see you’ve been innocently locked up.
The courts in the entire state of California dispose of 97% of felony cases before trial and 99% of misdemeanors. For all those screaming about unfair convictions, people are taking the pleas almost every single time. You stood up in court and plead guilty or no contest instead of trusting 12 strangers to hear your story.
Everybody is afforded a trial by jury yet somehow willingly take the F or M instead.
Stop breaking the law and you won’t be in court pleading to crimes you didn’t commit.
Tim Scott says
“Statement originated in LA County Jail” means he’s been inocently locked up? That’s an absurd reach even for you Foolco. Usually you are an elitist buffoon but at least make some sort of sense. Fall out of a helicopter and land on your head?
Top Gun says
Unless, of course, you can get a powerful, well-known ambulance chaser who owns local judges and sheriff’s. Then you can break the law, get your DUI’s, bring guns onto airplanes, etc. and get away with it.
There is a double standard in Rexville.
You're a moron says
Not their fault, all the [removed] live in Palmdale and Lancaster like yourself
Cop says says
Your stupid, delusional, and mentally challenged. If you break laws you get in trouble as well as fined period. Don’t compare police to Mafia that’s the most ridiculous statement I have ever read. The revenue criminals generate for the city by breaking laws pays for the angels in our last to protect and serve. They are not paid enough for dealing with retards like yourself.
Tim Scott says
LOL…you sound like someone I want running loose with a gun. If you really are a cop please contribute to the alarming suicide rate among law enforcement.
I sure hope you’re not a cop! If you are a cop, well, you would be like the cop who didn’t even bother to get out of the car to shoot dead, a woman in her pajamas, that called 911 for help.
F _ _k AV says
Arresting people for marijuana DUI without any truth to even back it up. They manufacture and distort “facts” and statistics to justify this BS. Other states seem to be doing just fine. AV is a wretched place.
So leave? And if you did deuces scrub.
AV supporter says
I’ve always found it weird that the court house has such a high conviction rate the judges the lawyer the district attorney everyone at the courthouse know each other in our friends to each other none of their kids are family members get convicted but everyone else pays the price
That is so true.