PALMDALE – One motorist was arrested for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, and 10 drivers were cited for other violations at the DUI 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, July 16, to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 17, on Rancho Vista Boulevard and 21st Street West, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 1,462 vehicles were contacted.
- One person was arrested for driving under the influence.
- 10 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.
- Five vehicles were towed.
Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of a DUI checkpoint is not to make arrests but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.