Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Station, conducted two DUI/DL Checkpoints on Friday, Feb. 21, as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department commitment to public safety. These checkpoints were two of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the city of Santa Clarita.
Friday’s checkpoints were located on Bouquet Canyon Road at Wellston Drive, and Whites Canyon Road at Delight Street. They were conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired bring about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
2720 Vehicles through the Checkpoints
2564 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoints
1 DUI – Drug (Marijuana) Suspects Arrested
1 DUI – Alcohol and Drug Suspect Arrested
1 Illegal Possession of Narcotics Suspects Arrested
0 Suspects were arrested for Knowingly Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Drive, 14604(a) CVC
1 Suspect was arrested for Driving a Vehicle Not Equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) as required by Law, 23247(e) CVC
0 Suspects was arrested for Refusing to Comply with Checkpoint Procedures, 2800(a) / 2814.2(a) CVC
1 Suspect was arrested for a $40K Traffic Warrant and sent to court
4 Suspended / Revoked Drivers were arrested and sent to court
5 Unlicensed Drivers were arrested and sent to court
2 Vehicles were stored for 1 Day
3 Vehicles were impounded for 30 Days
0 Vehicles were released per checkpoint release procedures
AS A DRIVER, PLAN AHEAD WITH THESE TIPS:
Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins
Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver
Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.
Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food.
Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.