LANCASTER — Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division’s Lancaster station made 36 arrests on Friday throughout a DUI checkpoint.
The checkpoint was held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on eastbound Avenue J, close to Eighth Avenue East.
Not all concerned had been arrested for DUI, nonetheless. Solely 5 arrests had been the results of DUI. The opposite 31 arrests had been for numerous different violations to incorporate driving with out an ignition interlock devise, possession of narcotics and felony DUI warrant.
In response to a Nixle alert from the Lancaster station, 26 drivers had been cited for working a car unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license. 5 had been arrested for different legal costs, together with driving with out an ignition interlock system, a felony DUI warrant and possession of narcotics.
It’s estimated 577 automobiles handed by the checkpoint.
“Checkpoint places are primarily based on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests,” the Nixle alert stated. “The first goal of … checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division will proceed to conduct driver’s license/DUI checkpoints all year long.
Funding for this checkpoint from a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security, by the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.