LANCASTER – One person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, nine were arrested for license violations and eight vehicles were towed at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department conducted the checkpoint at Avenue I and Elm Avenue from 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 27, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 677 vehicles were screened.
- One driver was arrested for DUI – alcohol.
- One person was arrested on “other criminal charges.”
- Nine drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.
- Eight vehicles were towed.
- Six citations were issued for other vehicle infractions.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting other DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols throughout the year as part of an ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off streets and highways. Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.