Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday night within the city of Santa Clarita. 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.
DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
* 1755 Vehicles through the Checkpoint
* 1320 Drivers Checked at the Checkpoint
* 3 Unlicensed Drivers were Arrested and Sent to Court
* 1 Vehicles were Stored for 1 Day
* 3 Vehicle were Released per Checkpoint Release Procedures
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting additional DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the upcoming year in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/
If you see dangerous driving, Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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.