LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested for refusing to show a driver’s license and 17 individuals were cited/arrested for other violations at a DUI checkpoint in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said.
The checkpoint was conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 31, on Avenue I near Elm Avenue, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The results of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 984 vehicles were contacted.
- Two drivers were arrested for operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
- 15 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.
- One person was arrested for refusal to show driver’s license.
Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring motorists from driving impaired, sheriff’s officials said in the news release.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will continue to hold DUI/driver’s license checkpoints throughout the year.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.