PALMDALE – PALMDALE – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 26 people were arrested or cited for other violations at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday, May 19, to 2 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Palmdale Boulevard and 15th Street East, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The results from the checkpoint are as follows:
- 1130 vehicles were contacted.
- 22 drivers were cited for driving without a license.
- Two drivers were arrested for driving with suspended or revoked license.
- One person cited for “child not in a car seat.”
- One person was cited for “open container.”
DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.
Funding for the Palmdale checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.