Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 29, as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita.
The location of the Friday’s checkpoint was on northbound Bouquet Canyon Road at Wellston Drive conducted between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 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.
1290 Vehicles through the Checkpoint
1155 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint
1 DUI – Alcohol Suspect Arrested
2 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court
1 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day
2 Vehicles were Released per Checkpoint Release Procedures