PALMDALE – One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, and 12 people were arrested for license violations at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale this past weekend, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the eastbound lanes of Avenue S at 20th Street East, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- One person was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana.
- 12 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.
- Two vehicles were towed.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and 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.