PALMDALE — 9 folks had been cited by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division’s Palmdale Station, at a driving beneath the affect checkpoint on Friday evening.
The operation was held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at tenth Road West and Know-how Drive and resulted within the arrest of 1 driver for driving beneath the affect.
Eight different drivers had been cited for working a automobile unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license. Of the 567 automobiles with which deputies got here in touch in the course of the operation, three had been towed.
Sgt. Robert Hill stated the security of the neighborhood is and at all times will likely be their mission.
“We’re on the lookout for impaired drivers as a result of driving beneath the affect is harmful and places others on the highway in danger,” he stated.
Checkpoint areas are based mostly on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests. The first goal of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
The LASD reminds the general public that impaired driving is not only from alcohol. Some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication could intrude with driving. At all times observe instructions to be used and skim warning labels about driving or working heavy equipment, which incorporates driving a automotive. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving beneath the affect of marijuana is against the law.
If residents plan on ingesting or taking medicine which will affect their skill to drive safely, they need to plan on staying at house.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Then Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division will proceed to carry DUI/driver’s license checkpoints all year long.
Funding for this checkpoint was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security, by means of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.