Ten Arrested During Malibu Checkpoint

An LASD deputy questions a driver at a DUI checkpoint in 2013.

A DUI checkpoint conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) resulted in 10 arrests on Friday, June 12, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station.

One motorist was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at the checkpoint location on Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way.

Two unlicensed drivers were arrested and sent to court and five drivers with suspended licenses were arrested and sent to court.

Statistics from the June 12 checkpoint include:

  • 1,304 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.

  • 712 drivers checked at the checkpoint.

  • One motorist arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Two unlicensed drivers arrested and sent to court. 

  • Five drivers with suspended licenses arrested and sent to court. 

  • One vehicle stored for one day.

  • Four vehicles impounded for 30 days. 

  • Two vehicles released per checkpoint procedures. 

  • Two motorists arrested and booked for warrants.

LASD reports DUI/driver’s license checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.

A major component of the checkpoints are the deterrent effects on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging the use of sober designated drivers.